Apple Directors Informally Exploring CEO Succession Possibilities

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Des Zac macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2011
    Let's think about this

    Apple timeline

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

    See a pattern? :p:D
  2. AppleFan1984 macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2010
    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.

  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Tim Cook will be their next CEO. He is as responsible for Apple's success as Jobs is.
  4. nylonsteel macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2010
    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
  5. AidenShaw macrumors P6


    Feb 8, 2003
    The Peninsula
    almost no chance

    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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