On Medium, David Barnes argues that rather than trying to be like Steve Jobs — a smarty pants with nice hair who created Apple — we should aim to be more like former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, a guy who was dealt a "bum hand" but played his cards "with gusto."
It’s easy to mock Ballmer. You see videos. The Windows TV ad. The “developers developers developers”. What a loser. What a goofball. But that’s the point. Here’s somebody who’ll wear their mediocrity with such energy, with such boundless enthusiasm and unbridled passion, that nobody else even tries to compete.
You’re not Steve Jobs. You’re mediocre, like me. You’re reading shabby online articles about how to be like somebody else. Do you think Steve Jobs did that?
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