In this 90-second Quickie, TeachStreet founder and Amazon exec Dave Schappell talks to Jeff about the value of good old-fashioned hard work, the Steve Jobs style of management, and never being the smartest guy in the room.

"A lot of people," Dave says, "want stuff. But they're not willing to work their ass off to get it."

Watch the Quickie and weigh in in the comments: Is it better to be the smartest guy in the room or the hardest-working?

Stay tuned for the full version of Jeff's interview with Dave later this week.