25 April 2013Erin Caton, Medium:
Once it was up, we (at least a hundred of us) got called into a meeting with Steve Jobs. We all walked over to the building like we were headed to the guillotine. He stood in front of us and yelled at us, told us that we should be mad at each other, said we could have done a staggered launch and complained that we didn’t even try to do all the things that we (those on the ground floor of production that actually make the fucking products of the world) had been begging to do. It was the world’s best de-motivational speech.
Without actually being part of the company, it is impossible to say whether Jobs was managing correctly (which Caton refutes later in her story), but I think it’s good to be aware of the more-negative perspective on Jobs — straight from the firing line.