I mean, they complete each other’s sentences because they really like each other!
Tim Cook, on the relationship between Jony Ive and Craig Federighi, from the transcript of his full interview with Bloomberg Businessweek.
That seems to answer a question I posed previously.
And Cook continued:
And it’s just not “like” in the friendship sense, but there’s an enormous respect and trust, and that’s sort of at the base of what makes this place operate. We don’t have tons of people, and so we can’t double- and triple-check things. We trust each other and respect each other, and everybody pushes everybody else, and that sort of combination of the collaboration and the friction and getting that the right mix produces products like this.