Steve Jobs: The parable of the stones – Apple 2.0 – Fortune Tech: That’s always been in my mind my metaphor for a team working really hard on something they’re passionate about. It’s that through the team, through that group of incredibly talented people bumping up against each other, having arguments, having fights sometimes, making some noise, and working together they polish each other and they polish the ideas, and what comes out are these really beautiful stones.
[Earlier I wrote about trying to focus the passion and limit the drama that goes with reaching for high levels of execution. But I was referring to the mean dismissal of people’s attempts to accomplish and deriding their work. Not the impassioned reaching that I feel is described here. This stuff is gold.]