Permission to be a Jackass?
I recently read the biography about Steve Jobs. He was obviously an extremely talented individual and his passion for making truly great products is awe-inspiring. Jobs led the way in so many ways and his legacy will stir us for years to come. But it wasn’t all good. In fact, I have a pet theory that the recent increase in wannabe entrepreneurs out there that prance around like arrogant and insolent children is because they are inspired by Jobs’ jackassian behaviour.
It is only natural that we study and dissect the personas of the great such as Jobs. We should study and learn from them, but we should also be mindful about emulating their every behavior in hopes that their success will somehow rub off on us. It doesn’t work like that. Jobs was not great because he was a jackass, but rather he got away with being a jackass because he was great in so many other ways.
Ty Shattuck, the idea whisper