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I mean literally cry and scream and roll around on the floor like a three-year-old, slapping your hands and kicking your feet. This is great when someone won’t let you have your way. It works because it freaks people out to see a grown man crying and screaming. They’ll do anything to make it stop. Brilliant. Another tactic involves a verbal technique based on neurolinguistic programming. In the middle of a meeting, when someone else is talking, I’ll sit there nodding my head, as if I’m agreeing with everything they say.
But what can we do? He’s universally recognized as the world’s most talented industrial designer. We’re meeting to discuss his proposal to reduce the length of the next iPod by half a millimeter. I think losing half a millimeter throws off the balance of the design, and suggest a quarter of a millimeter instead. As usual, Lars is blown away by the way I take his idea and improve on it. “You know,” he says, “I may have been first in my class at the Royal Academy, but I am always amazed by how much better you are at design than I am.
We put as much thought, maybe more, into the packaging of the product as we do into the product itself. What we’re looking to achieve is this magical sequence that takes place when you open the box. How does the box open? Is there a tongue? Two side slots? What color is the box? Which grade of cardboard do we use? How does it feel to your fingers? And what about inside? Does the iPhone lie flat? Is it tilted up? Is there plastic over it? Do we put a sticky thing over the screen that you have to peel off?