Interesting set of parallels by Tamar Weinberg
A different way to look at the Apple & Steve Jobs: "I'm not so sure that Jobs thinks his Macintosh strategy failed. I think the way Jobs looks at it is this: he built a beautiful, revolutionary machine in the Macintosh, attracted incredible hype for it and passionate early adopters.
And then he got fired."
Quite a handy bunch of tricks collected from various sources