KrazyP wrote:Was Masai appointed directly to a president of basketball operations or did he have to spend time in the league learning and gaining knowledge and experience about basketball/NBA first?
So all scouts are qualified to be GMs? All of the people you listed have experience in government. That doesn't mean they're all good and/or qualified, but you can't evaluate Ujiri's leadership skills either from his job titles.
KrazyP wrote:Steve Jobs? Him and Wosniak were coding gurus. They had technical skills/talent directly corresponding with what they were trying to build. Also, they were innovators building something from scratch...starting small and then building towards something bigger. In this context, you can gain technical skills and knowledge on the fly as you grow. Do you think Steve Jobs as a 20 yr back in 1976 was qualified to be a CEO of a big tech company with thousands of employees just because he was smart?
Steve (Jobs) didn't ever code. Not my opinion, by the way - that's straight from Wozniak
KrazyP wrote:Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO of Amazon....do you think it would be wise for them to replace him with the best new grad with charisma and leadership potential they can find? Leaders just need to be leaders?....knowledge and experience in technology and business not required?
You're conflating leadership experience with technical experience. Do you think Jeff Bezos coded at Amazon or had any prior experience in book sales?