What I learned at LucasArts was, you don't make your bets on ideas: ideas are cheap. You make your bets on people.
Steve Jobs was rare: a C.E.O. who actually had a huge impact on his company's fortunes. Contrary to corporate mythology, most C.E.O.s could be easily replaced, if not by your average Joe, then by your average executive vice-president. But Jobs genuinely earned the label of superstar.
The next time you experience a blackout, take some solace by looking at the sky. You will not recognize it.
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