Leadership lessons can be learned from Steve Jobs and applied by each person based on their context and style. The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson, Author of Steve Jobs; President and CEO, Aspen Institute, Adi Ignatius (Moderator), Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Business Review Group OVERVIEW Steve Jobs is one of the most compelling business leaders of our time and it is impossible to replicate his success. Along the way he helped Leadership Quality of Steve Jobs Business Leadership EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs, the man who saved a company that was literally a fiscal quarter away from bankruptcy and proceeded to grow it into the largest company in the world by market capital the company ‘The Apple’.
His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. The leadership lessons extracted from Jobs are not a how-to guide and don’t represent a formula for success. Steve Jobs Six months after Jobs’s death, the author of his best-selling biography identiﬁes the practices that every CEO can try to emulate. The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs Focus. by Walter Isaacson April 2012 Harvard Business Review 93 “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” When Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, it was producing a random array of computers and peripherals, including a... Simplify.