Among my favorite of people sports is trying to understand how people, including myself, manage their time and attention.
One of Jobs’s many gifts was that he knew what to give a shit about. He knew how to focus and prioritize his time and attention. Grass stains on his sneakers didn’t make the cut.
Gruber tells the story of noticing Steve’s shoes were noticeably green at his last keynote. It’s that sort of attention to detail, as well as lack thereof, that I admire most.