From Fast­Com­pany: Why? Because pirates can operate when rules and safety nets break down. “It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” This quote, made back in the days of the orig­inal Mac devel­op­ment team, says a lot about how Steve Jobs viewed people and selected them for teams. It also speaks to the kind of team and team behavior he admired. To build a team, all orga­ni­za­tions seek the best and the brightest people, partic­u­larly for their inno­va­tion and new product devel­op­ment orga­ni­za­tions — that’s not what’s in ques­tion here. By seeking out the pirates, Steve took the idea a big step further. · Go to An HR lesson from Steve Jobs: If you want change agents, hire pirates →