If Steve didn’t say this then that’s fine… but, I still believe it to be true:
It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.
Actually, here’s the original video… I think. Still, makes total sense:
When I think about hiring this is how I think – hire great folks who you can trust and then, collaboratively, you’ll figure out how to solve the many, many problems that an organization has today and tomorrow.
Teams that trust each other can do that.
Sometimes it’s one person trusting the other to do what they suggest and sometimes it’s the other way around. It’s not the CEO and everyone else. It’s just everyone, working together, rowing in the same direction.