Very true. Removing Steve from the Apple appeal would remove some of the great values that Apple as a company has. His effect on the company and other people views of the company is huge.EricNau said:Knowing Apple, they'll keep Steve Jobs as CEO long after he stops contributing to the company. ...or for all we know, that's already happened!
I agree... Apple is Steve's baby. As long as things continue to go well with the Macintosh/iPod/iTunes brands, he'll be quite content to remain at the helm for another decade if not more.zelmo said:I truly believe Apple is in Steve's blood. He did not leave willingly last time, nor will he this time. I think he's in for life, unless by some turn of events he starts leading Apple down.
I would tend to agree with this.zelmo said:I truly believe Apple is in Steve's blood. He did not leave willingly last time, nor will he this time. I think he's in for life, unless by some turn of events he starts leading Apple down.
I agree, I think that 5 is too short and 10 is too long. So 7 seems like it should be a good fit. I think he will leave shortly (1-2 years) after we see the next-gen OS from Apple (OS XI). After that transition is complete, I believe he will step down as CEO and take a more advisory position in the company.yellow said:I voted 7.. because I feel like 5 more years is too short a time, and 10 years.. well eventually he's going to want to retire (from the Limelight). There's already been changes in Apple's hierarchy that signal the old guard moving onto retirement. It's been theorized on who some of the replacements might be fore SJ. Will it happen soon? No. The transition from PPC to Intel will be LONG over and a memory before SJ starts thinking about moving on.. assuming his health stays up.