Steve is all the rage. Run your company like Steve Jobs. Do nuclear physics like Einstein. I doubt anyone should try to run their company like Steve Jobs. But that doesn’t stop it being interesting to listen to things he says.
In any event, I ran into this response by Jobs to a nasty question and liked it.
This was when Jobs was busy trying to turn round a near doomed company. I’ve also seen him quoted by the author of Good Strategy: Bad Strategy when at about the same time, he was asked something like this “you’ve closed down a vast number of programs at Apple. What are you planning to spend the additional resources on”. Jobs didn’t say had a strategy meeting planned. He answered with words to the effect “I don’t know what we’ll do with the resources. We’re waiting for the next big thing.” Who knows he may have been foxing. He certainly managed to get hold of it.