Don’t Idolize Steve Jobs

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  1. Karin says:

    What if we just drop the whole idolize, adore, fan, and fawn thing and recognize that the good, the bad and the ugly comes in human form. Let us recognize the good, acknowledge the bad for what it is and refuse to copy the ugly. While the original commentary focussed on Mr. Jobs in an almost unbelievable positive trend, the current trend is headed toward making him out to be the worst human ever. He was a person, with flaws and skills. His ability to get away with bad behaviour over an extended period of time was aided and abetted by those around him.

    • Melissa says:

      I think the recent release of his biography has definitely highlighted some of the negative facets of Jobs’ personality that people may not have been aware of. Too piggy-back off your final sentence, I absolutely agree his bad behavior was “aided and abetted by those around him.” The challenge for HR professionals is weeding out and discouraging that kind of behavior in all employee’s, but especially management. In some organizations this may not be possible, depending on the “genius” running it.
      Thanks for commenting, I appreciate the thoughtful response.