On the most recent episode of the Debug podcast (iTunes link here), former Apple managers Don Melton and Nitin Ganatra got together and discussed, amongst a slew of other fascinating topics, the hectic and always-on work schedule that comes with being a manager at Apple.
The entire podcast is a must-listen and is chock full of interesting anecdotes about what it’s like to work at Apple, how the culture at Apple shifted once Steve Jobs returned, how Apple executives are 24/7 work machines, and much, much more.
In a particularly interesting excerpt, the two talk about how the work week at Apple, for them, effectively began on Sunday because Apple executives famously get together for a meeting every Monday morning. Melton, who worked under and reported to former Apple executive Scott Forstall, calls Forstall was “the most prepared person I’ve ever met in my life.” And so naturally, working under a guy like that provided little room for relaxation.
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