“It really comes down to one word: courage. The courage to move on and do something better for all of us.” – Apple executive Phil Schiller, on why the company removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 Profiles in Courage, Chapter 8: The Headphone Jack The boys were down in the conference room, huddled around the design spec for the iPhone 7. “I feel like we’re about to take Hamburger Hill,” the Manager said, tears welling up in his eyes. He made $450,000 a year and drove a Prius and everyone respected him. “It will take guts. But we’ve got guts. Don’t we?” He was the bravest among us, having served several disastrous tours — on the Lisa, on the Newton, on 6 different redesigns of iTunes. He was accustomed to crashing in flames — not literally, of course, because the Prius was a reliable, sensible sedan. But still, he had courage. He knew that certain moments in history called for courage, like D-Day, and the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, and other incidents similar to a product design meeting for a forthcoming smartphone. Failure was a possibility, and he knew what it meant to have something blow up… Read full this story
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