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BUS 238 — Steve Jobs and the Metamorphosis of Apple: Lessons from a Charismatic Leader (CANCELLED)

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Jan 18—Feb 15
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Jan 31
Unit: 1
Tuition: $400
Instructor(s): Anil Inamdar
Status: Cancelled
7:00—8:50 pm
Jan 18—Feb 15
5 weeks
Drop By
Jan 31
1 Unit
Anil Inamdar
Steve Jobs headed a successful technology company, but he was not a technocrat. He oversaw the creation of stunningly artistic products and advertising campaigns, but he was not an artist. He delighted Apple shareholders for many years with huge returns, but he was not a businessman. Most entrepreneurs and business leaders know “what” Steve Jobs did but not “how” he did it. This interactive course is an attempt to demystify Steve Jobs’s distinctive and inimitable leadership style. He was part visionary artist, part exceptional manager (this may surprise many), part impulsive cowboy, and part taskmaster.

The course will discuss the metamorphosis of Apple from 1997 through 2011 by analyzing over 45 critical decisions that Steve Jobs made. The analysis will offer valuable insights and identify several patterns that could be applied by any other leader. Students will discuss Jobs’s critical decisions, understanding their complexities, challenges and opportunities. The lessons learned from the metamorphosis of Steve Jobs and Apple will be particularly relevant to both experienced and blossoming managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs who wish to combine design with function, management with art, and effectiveness with charisma while producing exceptional results.

Anil Inamdar, Corporate Strategy Consultant, Dell EMC

Anil Inamdar consults on management, digital transformations, Big Data, and advanced analytics. He received an MBA specializing in operations research from University of Pune, India and has more than twenty years of experience in the field of data and analytics. He is a frequent speaker and author of the book Avatars of Steve Jobs.