What would happen if Steve died?

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  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    I dont want any OMFGWTFTTYL!!!!!!!!!!!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: western civilazation will collapse!!!!!!:eek: :eek: Holy frijoles!!!!!!:eek:

    Really, what would happen to Apple if Steve died? Would it collapse, or do you think he will have left an infrastructure in apple that can continue on without him? I am curious. I want Apple to be just as cool in 30 years. :D
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Perish the thought!


    What would happen?

    Someone would take over until another CEO could be brought in, or taken from the current ranks. Would that CEO be as talented or visionary? Who knows?

    I don't think anyone can really speculate on this.
     
  3. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    I dont even want to think about, Maybe Ive, their both one of a kind...
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    So fatalistic. Correct.. but fatalistic.

    Of course, he might retire or quit before he dies.. you know.. to run Disney. :rolleyes:

    Me, I'm never going to die. I'm going to live on in perpetuity. Go me!
     
  5. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    No offense, but I don't see the fascination with Steve.....It's the smaller people that come up with the great ideas. He just stands up there on stage waving them around.
     
  6. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Ok, I know this doesn't sound as dramatic, but I'm sure he'd retire before he dies :p As long as Apple keep innovating and creating awesome things to look at it'll be fine as a company :)

    EDIT: Jinx!
     
  7. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Knock on wood.:D
    Too bad the Powermacs are aluminum... Or i'd knock on it.
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    You should check on the history of Apple before Steve left, after Steve left, and after Steve returned.

    Sometimes it's more than just the "little people".
     
  9. Seasought macrumors 65816

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    I'm curious as to whether Woz would decide to take more of a leadership (as in, front lines) role back at Apple again. Given his reputation and how much people look up to him it makes sense, but conversely, he strikes me as the type that doesn't like the idea of such a position and simply wants to "design", period.
     
  10. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Very true. Steve Jobs has played a BIG part in the success of Apple. He also puts on some great keynotes :D
     
  11. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Yup. Life is a fatal condition...
     
  12. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Hmmm.. imagine a wooden Power Mac.

    G5 + Wood = Burnination! :eek:
     
  13. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It would look awesome. Apple could charge extra for mohogany or some other fine imported woods. Then PowerMacs would become collectors items, like musical instruments. Until, of course, an overnight compressor session causes the mac to burst into flames. :D
    Steve, don't die! I need you to live a happy life! And please, DONT retire!!!!!
     
  14. Seasought macrumors 65816

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    Well, the wood concept is interesting but charging extra money for anything never falls into the awesome category for me, personally. :D
     
  15. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    Both Apple and the rest of the universe will survive.
     
  16. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Precisely - we start dying the day we are born. :cool:
     
  17. Project macrumors 68020

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    Id have thought he's grooming somebody as we speak for the day he retires... Mike Matas perhaps? lol.

    Jonathan Ive would be a good choice, but he likes the quiet life...
     
  18. ibook30 macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes a good CEO makes a big difference- and I think Steve is one who does. He brings-

    History (the Gates and Jobs have feuded for years...)
    Charisma ( on his good days, although I saw that keynote blooper reel...)
    Reality Distortion Field

    and vision. He doesn't make all this happen , but I'd like to think he encourages good things at apple and helps good things happen. On the flip side, a poor leader gets in the way of good things. He can not be replaced - but a new CEO can reinvent the company to match his abilities and make it work - after Steve retires...
     
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  21. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I somehow don't think Woz would want that... ;)
     
  22. iBlue macrumors Core

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    life would go on but any "failure" apple may have in the future would promptly be blamed on steve's death. :p i can assure you that he did not get this far alone so i don't think it will be a complete crisis when he dies.
     
  23. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I haven't read the whole thread, but you've gotta be kidding.

    He's the one who saved Apple in 1997. Apple would no where be where it is at without him.

    Apple is Steve Jobs' mind ~ extremely creative, wonderful, and out of the ordinary, fabulous ideas.

    :rolleyes:
     
  24. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Woz doesn't like the Intel switch. He'd never go to Apple. I think he loves where he's at.
     

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