Re: That's not courage at all.
For someone who was never wrong, when it was all down to him, he was generally mostly right. Having read his biography I can see why he got up people's noses, why he might not have been likeable.
Many large corporations are managed by committee and consensus, and when a product is developed in such a way it becomes a compromise. It is neither good, nor bad, neither cutting edge or old fashioned.
History is littered with people, Alexander the Great, Montgomery, Patton, Nelson, Grant, Lee, Julius Ceasar to name but a few. Would they have won their battles if they had been organised by a committee? All of them made mistakes and had set backs but all had the self belief that they would win.
I think there would have been doubtful outcomes if it was down to agreed consensus of a group.
Sometimes there needs to be one person who is willing to take charge stick their neck out and get on with it. We don't have to like them, or agree with them but if we want that winning outcome maybe we need to swallow our pride on occasion.