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How to achieve success? Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected! - Steve Jobs

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  • June 15, 2012
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  • Alvin G.


    Alvin G.

    Head of Territory for a "Tier 1" Direct Core Processor

    That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

  • Conwyn F.


    Conwyn F.

    Cisco Network Manager Available for New Opportunities

    Excellence always strikes me as one those nice words which has entered Management Science and lost all value. Business is constrained by time and money. We saw the problems with the iPhone antenna so it is difficult to believe that problem was not known by the late Steve Jobs. We saw the problems with battery life and yet he still went to market I assume given a balanced decision process. So talking "Excellence" often does not mean producing "Excellence".

  • Michael Warner C.

    Michael Warner

    Michael Warner C.

    M.D. at Elegantpossessions.com

    Whilst you may strive to be excellent those around you also must share these aims. A good leader will instill the ethos of excellence in their tem and then manage it. Personal excellence gives introvert sattisfaction but often threatens weaker players and leaders.
    It seems that Steve Jobs drove excellence but others found it difficult to maintain his drive over a sustained period of time.

  • Ed W.


    Ed W.

    Fulfillment for your training needs.

    Before acheiving success I believe we each need out own personal definition of success. Mine may be different than yours, and both may be different than the person working with us.

  • Leif I.


    Leif I.

    Partner & Co-founder, Celavi Verksamhetsutveckling AB

    I think we can agree that striving for Excellence is the important part but to always succeed... wouldn't that be quite boring?
    What environments stimulates (except for crisis) us to be on our toes?

  • emmanuel N.


    emmanuel N.


    Excellence is a goal but achieving it is another thing therefore we must strive to achieve excellence in all we do but it may not be successful always.Steve Job never gave up in his quest for excellence and that was why he succeeded.

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