What did Apple's CEO really learn during those 12 years in the wilderness?
According to Randall Stross, who addressed the question in a guest article in the Sunday New York Times, what Steve Jobs learned from his mistakes at NeXT -- the company he founded in 1985 after he was stripped of his authority at Apple (AAPL) -- was to retain talent and to delegate.
"Almost every aspect of the [NeXT MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 3, 2010 11:36 AM ET
''I'm as proud of the factory as I am of the computer,'' Steve Jobs told Fortune 18 years ago, describing the 40,000-square-foot plant he had constructed in Fremont, Calif., to manufacture circuit boards for his ill-fated NeXT, the $10,000 workstation into which Jobs poured his heart and soul after he was forced out of Apple (AAPL) in 1985.
The factory, as Jobs described it, had everything: robots, lasers, tolerances within one MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 5, 2008 7:23 AM ET
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