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.