Tim Cook says Steve Jobs taught him about flip-flopping
Other things that Tim Cook says he learned from Steve Jobs include the importance of Focus. Not just focusing on business, said the current CEO, but also on one's personal life. Jobs taught him that he should concentrate on the things that he does best and not focus on other things. Jobs also told Cook that it is important to "own key technology," and considering the current patent battles we have been viewing, truer words have never been spoken. And if you make a mistake, Steve Jobs told Tim Cook not to concentrate on it. "Steve taught us all not to focus on the past — to be future-focused. If you’ve done something great or done something terrible in the past, don’t focus on it," Cook said.
1. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Good trait. Steve Jobs was humble enough to know when he was wrong and change course. One of the many reasons Apple is so successful.
7. steelicon (Posts: 309; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)
Nokia, Microsoft, Windows Phone and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop must learn this trait. Current strategy of Nokia CEO and BOD is like watching a train wreck in slow motion.
12. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 962; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
dude creepy how you just read my mind
9. FoneAddict (Posts: 201; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Stephen Elop has been an utter disaster for Nokia. A Microsoft Trojan if I ever saw one.
11. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
lol this must be about steve saying no one wants a big phone, 3.5" is "perfect"
19. downphoenix (Posts: 2301; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Steve Jobs taught him about Flip Flopping, as in how to do it in a manner to keep the sheep with the herd.
20. BattleBrat (Posts: 1069; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Hmmm Steve Jobs changed his mind about apps (I heard he didn't like the concept at first), and he REALLY changed his mind!