Apple is a company that spawns both rabid fans and haters.
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But there's no denying that it's been enormously successful, and it just keeps on winning.
Part of that success, as we've said before, comes from the fact that the company is really just a huge startup -- with a corporate culture that is extremely engineer-focused, emphasizes minimal bureaucracy, and likes taking care of its people.
Sachin Agarwal learned a lot about Apple's management style during his days as an engineer. He worked at the company for 6 years, before leaving to start the simple blogging platform Posterous.
"I loved working there... [Choosing to leave] was a really hard decision," he says.
But, when he left, he made sure to take a few important management lessons with him, which have helped make Posterous successful as well.
It seems like we have human beings in most companies.