Andy Horner, the chief architect of Ace of Sales,recently wrote a fine and brief article about Steve Jobs. You can read the entire article at http://bit.ly/s0xqcr and I'd recommend it to you.
Andy closes his piece with this question: "Is it possible to reach the phenomenal artistic success Steve Jobs attained without great relationship sacrifice and aggressive, brash control?"
I answered that it is indeed possible, but that isn't the way the smart money bets. I have studied biographies most of my long life and find that people of outstanding achievement have usually developed abrasive personalities by the time they become noteworthy.
I have further found that people who were offensive tyrants on their road to success, often encounter disaster if they decide to throttle back and warm up late in their careers. Drivers and warriors are so designed that they operate efficiently only at full throttle. When they back off, even a little bit, The game changes remarkably.
What's your observation and experience n this area?