Summary of Steve Jobs Related Posts

26 Aug 2011 Sandeep Mehta

Hello Everyone!  Sorry for the sparse posting for a few weeks.  I have been out on vacation.  I am back now and hope to have more content soon.

As most of you have heard, Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple:

“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come. I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.”

I personally have learned a lot from Steve Jobs.  Some observers are saying that his role as the chairman of the board will be similar to CEO (see Steve Jobs resigned, but he’s still Apple’s employee No. 2 – The Washington Post):

“So what Apple looks like today, tomorrow, and maybe even years down the road isn’t going to dramatically change. Steve will still be there, navigating — if not outright piloting — the big ship in Cupertino, still bringing his strange and brilliant mixture of talents to the table, still being the company’s toughest critic and most ardent defender. “

But from what I have learned, it is going to be very difficult.  The key to Steve Jobs’ success in my mind is that he was a hands-on leader – bringing technologies, user experience, design and marketing/sales together.

Here are some lessons and posts related to Steve Jobs method for R&D management:

  1. Steve Jobs Methodology for Apple R&D
  2. User Centric Design
  3. Long-term Vision
  4. Engaged Leadership
  5. Small Focused Teams
  6. Focus on your niche
  7. A lesson in IP protection
  8. Platform-based Design
  9. R&D Portfolio Management
  10. R&D Investment Portfolio Balancing

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