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    design flourish

    I don't know what the following in bold means. Would you please paraphrase it?

    Right away, Jobs dug into the mucky details of the business, creating a sense of urgency...... Jobs had become a far better leader, less of a go-to-hell aesthete who cared only about making beautiful objects. Now he was a go-to-hell aesthete who cared about making beautiful objects that made money. No engineering spec, no design flourish was too small for his scrutiny.

    Thank you.

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    Re: design flourish

    No engineering spec, no design flourish was too small for his scrutiny.

    unpakwon.
    In this context "spec" is short for "specification". The sentence means:
    "No detail of the construction, or aesthetic element of the design, was too small for Jobs to examine it carefully". In other words, he insisted on checking everything personally, no matter how minor the detail.

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    Re: design flourish

    It's been a big help.

    Many thanks.

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