Steve Jobs Loved his Vision Retreats
It's fun to see Steve and his team as they plan the future of their budding start-up NeXT, all the way back in 1985. NeXT had trouble finding its footing in the marketplace, but went on to become the foundation of the modern Mac operating system after being acquired by Apple in 1996.
Anecdotally, it sounds like Steve utilized vision casting and offsite retreats throughout his career. The power of building a team and charging that team with vision is always amazing, and he was truly able to harness that to achieve extraordinary results.