Did you know that Apple was very close to bankruptcy?
One simple question asked by Steven Jobs led them to triumph and now Apple’s overall cost is up to $1 Trillion!
One Profound Question
Now you must be wondering, what is that one question that Steven Jobs asked? You’ll know very soon.
We have all forgotten the time when Apple was on the verge of breaking down, with only 90 days of cash left in the bank.
Steve jobs conducted a small staff meeting in 1997, only a few people were willing to give this company a chance. He delivered an intense and passionate message to a small group of employees. The passion he showed and the question he raised would inspire his team to dig their way out of the hole.
The profound question by Steve Jobs was that:
“Who is Apple and where do we fit in this world?”
He also stated that:
“What we’re about is not making boxes for people to get their jobs done—although we do that well. But Apple is about something more than that. Apple’s core value is that we believe people with passion can change the world for the better. Those people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who actually do.”
Apple cut down 70% of its product line, focused on the main 30% of their products. So that with less work to do, they will focus better on the main products.
Better questions Make Better Strategy
Steve Jobs taught us that, you cannot inspire your team unless you’re not inspired yourself.
Passion is the initial step to achieving anything. If you have passion, then you will have the will to keep going on, make what you’re doing better and better. The most important thing is to make strategy and never forget the core purpose. Always ask yourself the right questions. Always ask yourself why you’re doing something.
You may not make a $1 Trillion company but you will surely get more success than you dreamed of.