If I have to tell you what to do...you suck.He prefaces that statement with an assurance that it's tongue-in-cheek. But there is truth behind that statement. He goes on to say he "unleashes" his team, and expects them to come to him with ideas that he can "simply sign-off on." He maintains the vision and keeps them moving in the correct direction. Unlike a traditional work environment where the boss tells the subordinate what to do, here the team's drive comes from the bottom-up.
I found this fascinating. I want to work that way. Being a solo-developer at my company, I play both roles to a degree, setting the direction for a project while trying to come up with creative ideas to enhance it. But working alone it is hard to validate whether the way I work would fit within a team environment. It is really motivating to have this insight on how this successful company (for which I have a ton of respect) operates.