10 May '12, 9pm

What USA Track & Field Can Learn from Steve Jobs, by @PeterAbraham

What USA Track & Field Can Learn from Steve Jobs, by @PeterAbraham

What USA Track & Field Can Learn from Steve Jobs I saw that USA Track & Field, after almost two years without a leader, hired Max Siegel as its new CEO. As the search process dragged on month after month, year after year, I began to understand that "the problem" was not the lack of suitable CEO candidates, but an organization that is trying to do too much. The most successful organizations focus on doing a few things really well. The most obvious example would be Apple, who have become the world's most valuable company on the backs of a very few products. One of my favorite Steve Jobs quotes discusses exactly this strategy: "That's been one of my mantras -- focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains." Meanwhile, c...

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