Money is not the most important thing
The financial success of the company has never been the main and main goal for Steve Jobs. In the first place, he always made new innovative developments and the future of the company. This idea is supported by the chief designer of Apple Jonathan Ive: “No matter how frivolous it may look, but earning income is not our main goal. We are quite satisfied with our profit. What we always strive for is the creation of a perfect product. And when people evaluate it and use it, then we get our income. ”
Steve Jobs began using Apple’s strategy of opposing other companies at the dawn of activity. “Apple against PC”, “Apple against Microsoft”, “Apple against everyone” … Continue reading
Gentle Giant (transportation)
The head of the transport company Gentle Giant, Larry O’Tool, uses a special method for checking the endurance of new employees, and even participates in it. Newcomers to the company, led by their boss, organize races in the stands of the Harvard Stadium. By his example, 59-year-old Larry O’Tool shows young employees that maintaining good physical condition only has a beneficial effect on mental performance.
For the Gentle Giant, such races have already become an ordinary procedure, through which all new employees must pass. Endurance testing is done by interns in the first two weeks of work, not later. Employees who have been working for a long time in the company are also not forbidden to participate in the marathon – about 25% of the regular staff regularly run in the stands with the rest. Continue reading
Google California Office
We will begin, perhaps, with a company whose creativity has long been legendary outside of our universe. This is Google. How liberal is the behavior of all personnel in this company (there are practically no restrictions and prohibitions), the design of offices can be called just as unusual.
Google’s California headquarters is a truly separate world with a special atmosphere. Separate buildings in which googlers work stretched for several blocks. It has everything – cafes, pools, showers, massage rooms, as well as rooms for relaxation and games.
On the street in the courtyard of the office in special pots growing onions, beets, strawberries and other plants. Why – remains a mystery, apparently, this is another way for Google to stand out from the rest. Continue reading