Great CEOs are often people in a race to the future – they’re obsessed with defining the future because they can’t stomach the thought of reacting to a future created by their competitors. Somehow Steve Jobs was able to see the unseen, and marshal Apple’s resources to deliver the innovation that fulfilled his view of what lied ahead. In the process, Apple became the most valuable corporation on the face of the earth and Steve Jobs the greatest CEO of our time. But was he the greatest leader of our time? Apple shareholders would likely nod to this. Former subordinates, who suffered from his autocratic and abrasive style, might differ.
Via David Hain