La App de la revista Fortune ha lanzado un artículo sobre el equipo de «management» en Apple, que sólo está disponible como in-app-puchase, que incluye algunas historias en principio desconocidas sobre Steve Jobs al frente de la compañía.

Una de las historias habla de como Jobs estaría preparando a su equipo para su futura ausencia, leo en Mac Rumors:

Steve Jobs hired dean of Yale School of Management Joel Podolny to run the Apple University, an internal group also featuring business professors and Harvard veterans that are writing a series of case studies to prepare employees for the life at Apple after Jobs. These case studies focus on Apple’s recent business decisions and internal culture, they are exclusive to employees and taught by top executives like Tim Cook and Ron Johnson.

Habrá que comprarlo porque en 9 to 5 Mac también se han hecho eco y se pueden encontrar cosas como éstas:

  1. After the simultaneous, and more-or-less disastrous, launch of the iPhone 3G and MobileMe in the summer of 2008 — the launch one Gizmodo reader dubbed “iPocalypse” — Steve Jobs summoned the MobileMe team to the Town Hall auditorium on Apple’s (AAPL) Cupertino campus for an obscenity-laden dressing down. “You’ve tarnished Apple’s reputation,” he told them. “You should hate each other for having let each other down.” Then he named a new executive on the spot to run the team.
  2. The sermon on the “Difference Between the Janitor and the Vice President” — a kind of managerial parable Jobs reportedly tells every exec who reaches the VP level
  3. Apple’s radical approach to “P&L” (the financial statement by which individual managers in other companies are held responsible for profits and losses in their divisions) that turns the concept on its head
  4. The effect Jobs’ “Top 100″ off-site meetings have on the employees who are invited and those who are left behind
  5. An elaborate org chart — centered around Jobs — that includes dozens of VPs whose names you’ll never get from Apple PR (que abre el artículo)
  6. The mission-critical task assigned to the “band of eggheads” that Jobs hired just before his second medical leave

Y por supuesto parece que ha alcanzado la web, en Mac Stories han sacado citas interesantes

Una joya para los que nos gusta la gestión y Apple ¿no os parece?