Earlier this week, Steve Jobs, the Wizard behind the curtain at Apple, piped in on the company’s national conference call with investments analysts. Now usually, he doesn’t take part in the call at all. But, for whatever reason, he decided to get on the phone this time for a little rant. “What was the topic of his rant?” you might ask. Well, he was going off about the tablet competitors for the iPad. Now obviously, the iPad is dominating the market right now because the competitor devices are just beginning to hit the market. But even so, Jobs took several minutes to hate on the competition because of its software (Android or RIM instead of iOS) and size (7″ instead of 9.7″).

Well today, the guy in charge over at RIM (They make the Blackberry) responded to Steve Job’s rant. And well, I think he’s on to something here. Here are some of his comments:

For those of us who live outside of Apple’s distortion field, we know that 7″ tablets will actually be a big portion of the market, and we know that Adobe Flash support actually matters to customers who want a real web experience . . . We think many customers are getting tired of being told what to think by Apple.

You know what?  I think he’s right, Apple is trying to tell us what to think. And, it is getting kind of old…especially when they do it this way.

The bottom line is this: If you want me to buy your product, pitch your product. Don’t dis the competition.

In reality, the TV ads for Apple’s recent iDevices have been great because they demo the product in all it’s splendor. Rants like this though just don’t cut it. C’mon Steve, focus on your company…not the other guy.

For us, the principle is much the same. Instead of worrying about or complaining the other team, family, student, church, or whatever focus instead on getting your product, service, grades, or family in order. It’s a better choice for you to focus on changing the one place where you have the most influence…in yourself. So get to it!