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November 14, 2007

The Ten Commandments of Fake Steve Jobs

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All hail Carleen Hawn because she has written a fabulously funny analysis of the management style of (Fake) Steve Jobs. It’s called the “Ten Commandments of Fake Steve Jobs”

  1. Never let people know where they stand.

  2. You don’t have to hire the best people.

  3. Only promote stupid people.

  4. Never tell people what is expected of them.

  5. A manager should be inconsistent and unpredictable.

  6. No praise. Ever.

  7. Keep people’s spirits broken.

  8. Throw tantrums.

  9. Don’t speak to employees in elevators.

  10. Start with the ad campaign.

I haven’t provided all the text that goes with each commandment so that you have to click through and read the whole posting in all its glory. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Comments

This guy is my hero. Controversy, credibility, and differentiation are exuded from his blog.

Raza Imam
www.software-sweatshop.com

Gates gets good press for his money. His 'donations' are well-spent PR expenses. If someone is really being generous, THEY DON'T ADVERTISE IT. So it's certainly possible (though maybe not likely) that Steve is giving away money too. Either way, don't be fooled by Gates' so-called generosity. He's not making any sacrifices, and it probably eases his conscience slightly for having stolen everything that he's made his money from.

Revised #9:

Don’t speak to employees in elevators, except to fire them.

good point..just understand that in the world there arent justo good or bad...

All those 10 steps sound exactly like the commandments of Jeanne Toulouse.

Rule #11. Never give away a penny.I used to idolize Jobs and deomonize Gates, but that position is getting harder to maintain as Gates is working so hard to save millions from disease, and Jobs continues to be a selfish jerk. I still won't use anything but a mac however.

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