Ooooooh, hitting poor Steve when he is down!!!
However, you are right Alex, the stories of his legendary jerkness are numerous. I can't believe for a second it is necessary to bring out the best in people. In fact, quite the opposite. The best work I have ever done came along with bosses who were patient and very supportive. They were/are so great, you simply want to do your best for them. THAT is leadership. Widespread fear of tantrums is not my idea of leadership. I think Apple being successful and innovative due to one man is a huge myth. Time will tell.