Yukari Iwatani Kane on Apple under Tim Cook:
Apple under Jobs was a roller coaster, but Cook’s operations fief was orderly and disciplined. Cook knew every detail in every step of the operations processes. Weekly operations meetings could last five to six hours as he ground through every single item. His subordinates soon learned to plan for meetings with him as if they were cramming for an exam. Even a small miss of a couple of hundred units was examined closely. “Your numbers,” one planner recalled him saying flatly, “make me want to jump out that window over there.”
Cook had made a particular point of tackling Apple’s monstrous inventory, which he considered fundamentally evil. He called himself the “Attila the Hun of inventory.”
Meetings with Cook could be terrifying. He exuded a Zenlike calm and didn’t waste words. “Talk about your numbers. Put your spreadsheet up,” he’d say as he nursed a Mountain Dew. (Some staffers wondered why he wasn’t bouncing off the walls from the caffeine.) When Cook turned the spotlight on someone, he hammered them with questions until he was satisfied. “Why is that?” “What do you mean?” “I don’t understand. Why are you not making it clear?” He was known to ask the same exact question 10 times in a row.
No one questions that Tim Cook’s leadership is vastly different from that of Steve Jobs. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s any easier to work for. This paints him as demanding, but in different ways.
— Mario Benedetti, Primavera con una esquina Rota (via elamorentiemposmodernos)
Llevo apenas los dos primeros tracks y me encanta. La evolución musical es clara, cada álbum son mejores.
Creo que esto es lo único interesante que puede hacer Spotify… ¡Esperen, Google Play Music también lo hace! xD
Pues no me queda de otra más que usar Spotify en lo que puedo volver a pagar Google Play Music…
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Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005 by peestandingup