Steve Jobs was famous for his perfectionism. From important things like his work to simple decisions like what kind of washing machine he was going to buy, Jobs always wanted to have the best possible option. His wife, Laurene Powell, explained how Jobs could spend countless hours discussing the pros and cons of different home equipment items and furniture. However, the Apple founder might have been extremely demanding but he didn’t always know what he wanted. Jobs was only absolutely certain when he strongly disliked something whether it was a particular design, a color scheme or the suit of his public relation’s assistant, for example. When asked to give more specific description of what he wanted Jobs would always say “I’ll know when I see it”.
The genius remained as opinionated and demanding till his very last days. Already in hospital, Jobs ran through 67 nurses before finding three than he liked. One time Jobs’ doctor put an oxygen mask over his face. Even deeply sedated, he managed to rip it off, mumble that he hated the design and demand to be brought at least five different options so he could choose one of them. Jobs also really disliked the oxygen monitor he had to wear on his finger and described it as “ugly and too complex”.