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November 28, 2007

A recent post of mine ask the question: Does The World Begin And End with Engineers, Sales, Or Marketing? Depending on who your senior management team is and their experience in life you will get a different answer every time. But as I stated in the post, it takes a team effort to win and all have to be respected. I think that the Steve Jobs interview on 60 minutes makes for a good listen. Steve says that his model for business is the Beatles because as a group of four they kept “all the negative tendencies in check, they balanced each other out”. “The total was greater than the sum of the parts”. “Great things in business are done by a team of people”.

So to my mind we always must think that all talents matter.  As you garner more experience outside your own area of expertise, you grow and gain additional expertise in other areas that help you become more understanding of how to do what you do and at being a better manager.

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  1. November 28, 2007 11:24 pm

    I’d have to say that the Beatles are probably a bad example for team work. You had four extrodinarily talented individuals that just happened at the right time. Take someone like Paul McCartney. He actually sold more records and had greater success after he left the Beatles. It also seems that George Harrison and Ringo felt a little stiffled by Paul and John.

    Certainly Steve Jobs as a leader has been very tough on a lot of people and acted more as a mesianic figure than most corporate leaders.

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