Originally Posted by DocNo42
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
+1 for TPB quote...
I think it's interesting that now that Steve Jobs is gone - may he RIP - other execs at Apple share more of a spotlight. Everything didn't fall apart. Things are still going.
It might yet turn out that Jobs' greatest product is the team that he assembled, and the company that he created. Tim Cook kills on supply chain and even though he's the best, he seems to get even better at it (> 40% profit margin in Q4 - WTF??). Jony Ive will continue to kick out amazing products. And there's others that carry on... this interview really is proof that the Apple way is alive and well i the company and despite an absolute unwillingness of the competition to see it, this is the secret sauce that makes Apple Apple.
If it's only about money then people will eventually get fed up with it and retire, or go into philantropism where that money can maybe be used for a good cause.
But if it's about more, much more, then there's no stopping it, and no limit on where it can go.
Ever heard any competitor say they just want to make the best products, or they won'd do them? No way... one look at the average consumer electronics' companies product lines is all it takes to know otherwise. I mean... Sony used to be kind of like that, but they long lost the plot. Toyota is maybe also like this in that they are similarly obsessed with quality - look where it got them.