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Why Steve Jobs is the 'reverse case study' for IT leadership

It is 1983 and this is a job interview with Steve Jobs and Andy Hertzfield for the role of software manager at Apple. You’re in the hot seat and begin to engage in the usual interview protocol.

Suddenly Steve Jobs burst out: “How old were you when you lost your virginity?”  

You’re confused. Flustered. “What did you say?”  

“Are you a virgin?” yells Jobs even more insistent as you sit and squirm in your seat. “How many times have you taken LSD?”

You can feel a flush rising to your face. What has any of this got to do with anything?

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