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Why Steve Jobs mattered | Bob Lewis

Why Steve Jobs mattered | Bob Lewis:

“Nothing about the iPod, iTunes store, iPhone, or iPad was safe. Jobs focused on upside potential, not downside risk. Like the great generals in history he preferred offense to defense.

As for excellence, he insisted on it in the technical as well as general meaning of the word. Technically, “excellence” refers to the presence of desirable features people want to buy, as opposed to “quality,” which refers to the absence of defects … a characteristic Jobs didn’t particularly care about.”

(Via keepthejointrunning.)