- Jobs: What all I do all day is meet with teams of people and work on ideas and solve problems, to make new products, to make new marketing programs, whatever it is.
- Mossberg: And are people willing to tell you you're wrong?
- Jobs: Yeah.
- Mossberg: Other than, you know, snarky journalists.
- Jobs: Oh yeah. No, we have wonderful arguments.
- Mossberg: And do you win them all?
- Jobs: Oh no, I wish I did. No, see, you can't! If you want to hire great people and have them stay working for you, you have to let them make a lot of decisions and you have to be run by ideas, not hierarchy. The best ideas have to win. Otherwise good people don't stay.
- Mossberg: But you must be more than a facilitator who runs meetings. You obviously contribute your own ideas.
- Jobs: I contribute ideas, sure. Why would I be there if I didn't?
For those keeping count:
- Windows Phone 7 for phones / Windows 8 for tablets
- BlackBerry OS 7 / BlackBerry PlayBook OS (QNX)
Symbian, MeeGo and the slim possibility of a future webOS licensing deal are not on the list for obvious reasons.
Paid for a 3-day rental yesterday, and it was my first time on a bike in Boston since at least ‘09, so in that respect I think the service is spectacular. But displaying a license agreement on a monochrome kiosk LCD which can display maybe 300 characters at a time is probably not the best design decision…