Thank You, Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs' resignation as CEO of Apple has spawned a flurry of commentary and well wishes. One of the best responses was this set of "Steve Jobs's Best Quotes" published by the Wall Street Journal.  There are several gems in this collection, but one really stood out for me: When you're a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you're not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it.  You'll know it's there, so you're going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back.  For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through. This kind of integrity helped him create products that added so much value to the lives of his customers. This kind of integrity helped him take a company on the verge of extinction in 1997 and turn into one of the biggest success stories of the 21st century. This kind of integrity underlies all the great creators and innovators throughout...(Read Full Post)