You’re not Steve Jobs, and your company is not Apple.

This comment made by Steve Jobs in 1997 [YouTube video] about “Focus is saying no” was recently posted by Philadelphia blogger Jon Gruber in response to criticism by the professional video community regarding the lack of backward compatibility and missing features in the latest release of Final Cut Pro (X). The realization that Apple’s current product strategy is near-15 years in the making (see the comments in this post on Metafilter) should let settle any thoughts that a CEO or company may have about aping Apple’s culture and strategy.

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