Everyone has always known Apple to be an iconic company. This is because of the eye-candy people enjoy from the looks of their products. iMean you just got to love the i-thing. At first sight anyway, you could later want to toss the thing off the Third Mainland Bridge, but initially, you would love and cherish the device.
No doubt, those i-things have good appeal, and just so you know, there is something called the apple spell and it is very real. Seriously. Some people could say to you “If you don’t own an i-thing, you are not something”, and iThink there is an “apple cult” too. But these are just my thoughts anyway.
Anyways, the brain that has mostly been behind the successes of Apple is Steve Jobs as we all know, and the news of his resignation is somewhat a shocker for most people. Jobs has been a (pause) idon’t even know what to call him. He has guts. First, he started Pixar, an animation company, and then started Apple much later. He was then fired from the very company he started. Like he said in 2005 at the Stanford commencement Ceremony, “How can you get fired from company you started”. Well he was.
As CEO, Jobs had a hand in everything that went on within the company, even to the tiniest detail. If you own an i-thing that uses earphones, the little rubber that holds the L and R wires together was Jobs’ initiative, he is so concerned about aesthetics. I could say he was a perfectionist…not that all his products were near perfect.
The company is exceptionally brilliant.
Has any company in the history of the world, hold more money than the US?. Apple recently had a fatter purse than the whole of US during the debt ceiling crisis. * sighs*
Prior to the announcement of his resignation, C.O.O, Tim Cooks has been the boss, running things for almost a year now. Steve Jobs has been on medical leave since January. The announcement was just to make things formal. After the announcement, Apple shares dropped in the stock market.
I do not know the factors that influences share growth in the money market, but this, to me clearly shows a momentary lack of trust in anyone as CEO Apple apart from Jobs, and it could go a long way in affecting the company in the future.
Jobs had said, “If there comes a time I become incompetent as C.E.O, I’ll let you know”. (Paraphrased).
So what happens to Steve Jobs now? Would he be Jobless?
The man would definitely not stay Jobless; his resignation would at least give him more time to address his health challenges and assume position as Apple Inc. Chairperson.
Here is what I think of Apple ‘without’ Steve Jobs
• Apple would continue to be Apple.
• Steve would just be the orchestrator.
• COO turned CEO, Tim Cook would be as competent as Jobs was (iThink).
• Nothing will change. Apple would be Apple
Now, I wonder, who would bite an Apple and it, would have such a smooth curve?
Stumbled on this and just thought I should share.
*note slide 15… 🙂 diss back in the days
*slide 18 strikes me.
Email from new CEO to the Apple team. –> http://softsolve.net/blog/2011/09/tim-cooks-email-to-the-apple-team/
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