Anyone understands it?
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He was quoting his predecessor who gave that answer when he was asked about the current state of Apple, which went into massive decline after Jobs was forced out and Amelio took over.
Amelio answered that Apple is a ship with a hole in the bottom leaking water and my job is to....
You would expect him to say 'plug the hole', but instead he says 'point it in the right direction' which makes absolutely no sense given his setup to the metaphor. How would pointing a ship in any given direction help to fix a hole in the bottom which is causing it to sink?
The reason it's so funny is because it's a classic example of how inept Amelio was as CEO, that even when giving some clever metaphor about how he's going to save the company he basically says he's going to do completely the wrong thing and end up sinking the ship/tanking the company.
Use your keyboard!
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