Apple co-founder Steve Jobs once envisioned an Apple factory that took sand in at one end and shipped computers out the other end. Simplistic? Yes. Doable? No. If anything, Jobs was a pragmatist most of the time and his list of market and product disruptions is solid proof.
Visionary executives share a number of common traits. First, they can see products that most of us cannot. Second, somehow they manage to cobble together the necessary resources to get the job done; personal power and position power come to mind.
Jobs recognized that high technology manufacturing was not going to happen in the U.S. and went to China for iPhone production. Pragmatism rules.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was on Dancing with the Stars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk danced at an event in China. Amanda Kooser explains:
No one will mistake Elon Musk for the next Fred Astaire, but the Tesla and SpaceX founder still busted out his best moves on stage at a Tesla event Tuesday in China.
Can you imagine CEO Steve Jobs dancing at an Apple keynote event during a product announcement? In the era of Deepfakes, that may yet happen.
I don’t care how well you can dance. If you choose to shake your tail feathers in public, you are a hero.
To many in the technology industry, both Jobs and Musk are heroes; visionaries with just the right mix of bravado and vision, personal and position power, to see the future and bring it to the present.
If you want to “Do the Elon,” you will need to teasingly shake off your jacket like a low-rent Magic Mike, work your arms like you’re trying out for The Bangles and then dad-dance your way into the finale. Mild rump-shaking is encouraged.
Why would a brilliant industry veteran like Musk take a Magic Mike stance in front of an audience?
Just tryin to grow my follower count on pornhub
I checked. He’s there. Also NSFW.
What if Steve Jobs danced like Elon Musk when he introduced the iPhone? Would you still buy one?