Nu stiu cati dintre voi au vazut recentul interviu cu Bill Gates si Steve Jobs. Stirea ca cei doi vor fi “adusi” in aceeasi sala, la acelasi interviu, dupa cativa ani buni a facut ocolul internetului si, chiar si la noi, l-am vazut pe multe bloguri. Interviul chiar merita vazut desi este destul de lung (cred ca vreo 2 ore) si anumite parti s-ar putea sa fie cam prea tehnice pentru cei care nu lucreaza in IT, internet etc.
M-am uitat in special pentru Steve Jobs, un tip foarte foarte tare, nu neaparat pentru ceea ce a facut la Apple sau Pixar ci pentru modul in care a reusit sa impleteasca pasiunea pentru ceea ce face si viata de familie, ramanandu-i totusi ceva timp si pentru a reflecta la problemele vietii :)
Iar Steve a reusit si in acest interviu sa puna punctul pe i in ceea ce priveste lucrurile care te pot ajuta sa ajungi unde vrei: pasiunea pentru ceea ce faci, consecventa si o echipa excelenta.
Yeah. People say you have to have a lot of passion for what youâ€™re doing and itâ€™s totally true. And the reason is because itâ€™s so hard that if you donâ€™t, any rational person would give up. Itâ€™s really hard. And you have to do it over a sustained period of time. So if you donâ€™t love it, if youâ€™re not having fun doing it, you donâ€™t really love it, youâ€™re going to give up.
And thatâ€™s what happens to most people, actually. If you really look at the ones that ended up, you know, being â€œsuccessfulâ€ in the eyes of society and the ones that didnâ€™t, oftentimes, itâ€™s the ones [who] were successful loved what they did so they could persevere, you know, when it got really tough. And the ones that didnâ€™t love it quit because theyâ€™re sane, right? Who would want to put up with this stuff if you donâ€™t love it?
So itâ€™s a lot of hard work and itâ€™s a lot of worrying constantly and if you donâ€™t love it, youâ€™re going to fail. So youâ€™ve got to love it and youâ€™ve got to have passion and I think thatâ€™s the high-order bit.
The second thing is, youâ€™ve got to be a really good talent scout because no matter how smart you are, you need a team of great people and youâ€™ve got to figure out how to size people up fairly quickly, make decisions without knowing people too well and hire them and, you know, see how you do and refine your intuition and be able to help, build an organization that can eventually just build itself because you need great people around you.