From Doug Hardy in Forbes, a list of what should not be learned from Steve Jobs.
Copying the outward appearances of Steve Jobs, his behaviors and quirks, rather than internalizing his principles, is the temptation of every wannabe business revolutionary. Also, expecting similar business results just by aping his particular tastes won’t make you magic or power your stock price. Ask Microsoft.
- Temperamental is not the same as demanding
- Pretty is not the same as beautiful
- Choosing the best ideas is not the same as having the best ideas
- Persistence is not the same as stubbornness
- Presenting brilliantly is not the same as having something brilliant to present
- Being successful is not the same as never failing
- Don’t be Steve
And, one more thing:
Copying what Steve Jobs did, and how he did it, violates his insistence that we follow our own instinct, our hearts and guts. Doing that will make you the best Steve Jobs you can be. Doing anything else in imitation of him won’t make you a world-changing genius any more than wearing a black St Croix turtleneck, jeans and New Balance 991 sneakers.