Did you know that Steve Jobs hired an expensive management firm in the early days of Apple? And turns out, he didn’t need them. Steve Jobs said, “The greatest people are self-managing, they don’t need to be managed.”
So what do they need? “A common vision,” Jobs said. “That’s what leadership is. Leadership is having a vision, being able to articulate that so the people around you can understand it, and getting a consensus on a common vision.”
In this short interview with Steve Jobs and a handful of his first employees, find out what a good hire looked like at Apple during its early days.