Thank you for posting and describing it this way – it's interesting and not how I originally thought of it, but of course it makes perfect sense.
The basic kernel of replicable process here seems to be:
*Create a single point of accountability for product
*Exercise restraint and focus
*Have uncompromising taste
(aside: Putting it this way, Jobs reminds me of the Illusive Man.)
(Sorry, just realized that was way too cryptic. the Illusive Man was a character in Mass Effect 2 voiced by Martin Sheen. Martin Sheen, of course, played the main character, Willard, in the eminently quotable Apocalypse Now. One of the best lines in the film, in addition to the oft-quoted "I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like...victory," as stated by Colonel Kilgore is Willard musing to himself: "Saigon...shit. I'm still only in Saigon."
Incidentally, Sheen was drunk during the filming of the opening scene, and really did cut his hand up. I highly recommend watching the making-of documentary Hearts of Darkness if you ever have the chance.)