The STEVE JOBS Succession Plan: The 7 [Un] Likeliest Candida...

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. DMann macrumors 601


    Jan 13, 2002
    Jonathan Ive

    is truly the most worthy candidate......... his designs speak louder than words, his subtle personality would generate a mystique, and he has enough class, and potential to turn up the charisma a bit, to pull it off better than anyone else....
  3. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    ...which is why I want him to stay right where he is, spending his time on what he does brilliantly, rather than trying to work out how to run a huge business.

    I'm not sure Apple will survive the conclusion of Steve Jobs. Wall Street alone will pull so much money out of Apple, it'll trigger a Silicon Valley Depression, where programmers have to go door to door collecting old RAM to sell on eBay to make rent.
  4. MikeTheC Guest


    Apr 26, 2004
    Gallifrey -- Capitol City, Prydonian Sector
    To be completely honest, I'd rather vote for myself, thank you very much.

    A leader has to have vision, commitment, the ability to bring people together, and also the intelligence and wisdom to tell what's not a productive part of the game plan.

    A leader has to be able to instill confidence in his or her people.

    A leader accepts the fact that he or she is the leader, not everybody else. The leader provides the goal, sets and maintains the focus, and much like the kernel of an OS, provides access to the resources necessary to get the job done.

    A leader has to know when to say yes, but also has to know when to say when, and be willing to do so.

    A leader has to be out front leading, otherwise he's dead anyway.

    A leader knows why they don't put the bridge on the a$$-end of a ship. (It's because you can't lead from the rear.)

    A leader has to know how to draw the best and the brightest to him or her, and to surround him- or herself with the best and the brightest, because the point of the exercise is to assist him or her with the actual doings of running the company.

    A leader... leads. Always.

    A leader needs to understand what the point of the company's existence in the first place is. And here's a clue: the "make money" part isn't it.

    A leader sees the "inverted pyramid" for what it is: a crock of s**t. You do not lead from the back nor the bottom.

    A leader also understands the value in, having put forth the dream and the focus, getting the hell out of the way and letting his or her people get the job done.

    I am all of these things. That doesn't mean I'm perfect ('cause I'm not), but it means I "get it".

    If not me, then maybe St. Ive. Dunno about Shiller.

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