About a year and a half or so ago I predicted that Tim would not get the nod for CEO due to his background being so limited. That prediction was clearly wrong, but I am increasingly concerned that my assessment may have been correct. So, this thread is for us to opine on how Tim is performing as the leader. How effective a leader of Apple is he? What has he done well and where is he missing the boat? I am of the opinion that his performance is marginal: The dividend payment was a no brainer given that $100 billion in cash becomes a liability on managing and protecting - not really an accomplishment. That cash reserve was generated from game changers that Tim did not envision / create / whatever. Revenue & profits are a plus - BUT, how much is attributable to Tim? Mac Pros iMacs Apple TV Patent fights - an unresolved mixed bag at the moment I guess Pandora replacement service iOS 6 maps Scuffgate - probably blown out of proportion, but there appears to almost always be some issue that mars the launch So, chime in with your assessment.