What happened when Steve Jobs visited XEROX PARC?


When Steve Jobs and his team at Apple visited Xerox PARC , Palo Alto CA in 1979 they were introduced to the new GUI based concept.

Though Apple had made significant investments in command based interface for its Apple PCs , being an infinite minded leader he exercised “Existential Flex” and decided to adopt GUI for its Macintosh to be released in the next 4 years.

Needless to say he faced quite a lot of resistance from his own employees who were not comfortable with disruption.

The fact that the risk paid off is ample testimony to the fact that an infinite minded leader can preempt disruption in enabling an organization to reach great heights in an infinite game.

Simon Sinek makes a mention of this in “The Infinite Game”

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