Apple Directors Informally Exploring CEO Succession Possibilities

Des Zac

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Jul 20, 2011
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Let's think about this

Apple timeline

-Foundation >
-Steve Jobs departure <
-Other CEOs <
-Jobs is back! >
-Jobs leaves <



See a pattern? :p:D
 

AppleFan1984

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May 6, 2010
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What bridges did Steve Jobs burn?
There's a popular joke floating around the Valley:

Q: What do automobile repair, soybean farming, and the manufacture of processes cheese food have in common?

A: Those are the three industries Steve Jobs didn't alienate this year.

;)
 

rdowns

macrumors Penryn
Jul 11, 2003
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Tim Cook will be their next CEO. He is as responsible for Apple's success as Jobs is.
 

nylonsteel

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Nov 5, 2010
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Yup - I think Mr Jobs will be still ceo to see the launch of his new spaceship building - besides he wants to launch more "magical" products
 

AidenShaw

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Feb 8, 2003
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The Peninsula
almost no chance

Yup - I think Mr Jobs will be still ceo to see the launch of his new spaceship building - besides he wants to launch more "magical" products
If Jobs is still around then, he'll have relinquished the CEO title to someone who can spend full time on the job. He may still have a role as "visionary" (even Woz is that today), and advise on strategy - but Apple needs a full time CEO.

(And don't count on Tim Cook continuing in the "acting CEO" role forever - Tim's doing the work, and Jobs is still getting credit. Not a good career path for a senior exec.)
 
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