What Steve Jobs and Michelangelo have in common
According to Fast Company Steve Jobs gave the following business advice to Nike a few years back when they launched the iPod/Nike collaboration: Get rid of the crappy stuff.
“I expected a little laugh”, Nike president and CEO Mark Parker says of the exchange. “But there was a pause and no laugh at the end.”
Jobs’ comment is akin to one of my favorites, namely Michelangelo’s when he was asked how he could create a sculpture as magnificent as David. He said, “I carve away everything that isn’t David.”