12 Keep a Healthy Balance
Christie Williams once said that relationships are like bank accounts. “If you allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits in your life, you will be out of balance and in the negative. Know when to close the account.”
Jobs seemed particularly good at understanding how much was in his account and when to close it. If an engineer couldn’t design the mouse he wanted, they were fired and replaced with someone who could.
But that didn’t stop Jobs from realizing when he had a healthy balance with people and keeping that account open and full. This is shown by how many people he worked with are still at Apple today. From Phil Schiller and Jony Ive, to Apple’s recent CEO Tim Cook. Steve made friends with people he knew were capable of moving his dreams forward.