In this interview from the Innovation Uncensored Conference, Nike President and CEO Mark Parker shares some advice Steve Jobs gave him shortly after the release of the Nike+ gear, developed in collaboration with Apple.
One of the most difficult things for an organization is to let go of projects or products that might be past their prime, ineffective or slightly off-strategy when they are still contributing to the “bottom line”. It’s even more difficult when the decision is personal. We often have months or even years vested in a project and it can be tough to cut ties, even when it makes the most sense to do so.
Upon seeing this video, I was challenged to take a hard look at everything happening in my life and work and identify the “crap”, or the stuff that might be adequate but not really representative of the best I can do.
What do you think about Jobs’ comments?