Apple Directors Informally Exploring CEO Succession Possibilities

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  1. Des Zac macrumors regular

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    #101
    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

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    #102
    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

    rdowns

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    #103
    Tim Cook will be their next CEO. He is as responsible for Apple's success as Jobs is.
     
  4. nylonsteel macrumors 6502a

    nylonsteel

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    #104
    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

    AidenShaw

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    #105
    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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