and they don’t want to work with being C players, so they become self-policing, they only want to hire more A players.
So you built up these pockets of A players and it propagates,
and that’s what the Mac team was like, they were all A players, and these were extraordinarily talented people.
But there were also people who now say that they don’t have the energy any more to work for you.
Huh, true. I think if you talk to a lot of people on the Mac team, they would tell you it was the hardest they have ever worked in their lives. Some of them would tell you it was their happiest they ever had in their lives, but all of them would tell you that it certainly is one of the most intense and cherished experiences they would ever have in their lives.
Yeah, they did.
So...err... you know, it’s a … some of those things are not sustainable for some people.
What does it mean when you tell someone they work a shit?
I … it usually means they work a shit. Sometimes it means I think you work a shit, and I am wrong. Hehe, but … it usually means that their work is not anywhere near good enough.
I have this great quote from Bill Atkinson, who says “when you say get someone to work a shit, you really mean....
I don’t quite understand, would you please explain it to me?”
Haha, no, that’s not usually what I meant.