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Why Steve Jobs Called Some People "Pirates"?


What you need in your team are what Jobs called pirates with passion - people with diverse interests who are able to make the best choices for the company instead of giving you hundred reasons why something couldn’t be done. This post by Peter Sander on HR lesson given by Steve Jobs from years ago still strongly resonates with me and explains the pirate topic more in detail.

"A pirate can function without a bureaucracy.

Pirates support one another and support their leader in the accomplishment of a goal. A pirate can stay creative and on task in a difficult or hostile environment. A pirate can act independently and take intelligent risks, but always within the scope of the greater vision and the needs of the greater team."

If you're a pirate, let me know. We may want to hire you.


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