Thursday, January 15, 2009

Apple without Steve Jobs

Unless you have been living under a rock you have heard that Steve Jobs is leaving Apple 'temporarily' - until June; due to continually worsening health issues.

As expected Apple stock has taken a nose dive ... which is frustrating.

In Steve's absence, Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook will be taking over.Bold  Tim has taken over before in Jobs' absence, and is an excellent leader.

I won't copy and paste the entire article - because I am pretty sure it is illegal to do so, but Bloomberg (cite H) has an excellent article on Tim's leadership style.  You can check it out by clicking here.  Here is an excerpt about Cook:
“He is the master of the Socratic method -- he will continue to ask why and why and why,” said Janes, who is now CEO of an event-ticket search-engine company called FanSnap Inc. in Palo Alto, California. “If you’re not prepared, it can be a very uncomfortable place.”

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