The PJ Tatler

No zen from Jobs

From the Business Insider – What It’s Like When Steve Jobs Chews You Out For A Product Failure:

In response to the [2008] MobileMe flop, Steve Jobs assembled the team that worked on the service and chewed them out, according to Adam Lashinsky at Fortune, who has a big story on Apple, available only on newsstands or the iPad right now.

He gathered the troops at the auditorium Apple uses on its campus to do demos of small products for the press.

He asked the team what MobileMe was supposed to do. Someone answers, and Jobs said to that person (and everyone else), “So why the f— doesn’t it do that?”

He continued, “You’ve tarnished Apple’s reputation … You should hate each other for having let each other down … Mossberg, our friend, is no longer writing good things about us.”

Right there and then he named a new executive to run the MobileMe service.

Maybe the Lakers could have used some of that.