Sam Lin

Apr 18, 2021

5 min read

Architecting A Talent Cathedral

“Apple suffered for several years from … lousy engineering management. I have to say it. And there were people that were going off in eighteen different directions, doing arguably interesting things in each one of them. Good engineers, lousy engineering management. The farm that’s been created with all these animals going in different directions and it dosen’t add up. The total is less than the sum of the parts.” — Steve Jobs, Apple WWDC 1997

Back in my Aussie days, my 1st graduate essay on management almost drove me craze 🤯 because I got back to school after making a…