Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th May 2012 17:23 UTC
Apple "For their part, most Apple employees seem more than satisfied with Cook. He often sits down randomly with employees in the cafeteria at lunchtime, whereas Jobs typically dined with design chief Jonathan Ive. It is a small difference that speaks volumes about how employees can expect to interact with their CEO. At Apple, Jobs was simultaneously revered, loved, and feared. Cook clearly is a demanding boss, but he's not scary. He's well-respected, but not worshiped. As Apple enters a complex new phase of its corporate history, perhaps it doesn't need a god as CEO but a mere mortal who understands how to get the job done." A must-read. Quite fascinating.
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A Jobisean Not Required
by REM2000 on Thu 24th May 2012 19:27 UTC
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Steve Jobs was perfect for the time he was at apple, they needed someone aggressive with focus to bring them out of lethargy that plagued apple in the late 90's. The Apple of the 2010's doesn't need a steve jobs as much. They obviously still need focus which i think Tim Cook has, i don't think we will see him fall over like Elop or other CEO's as he has had the mentorship under steve jobs. I think Apple's future is still incredibly bright that the path laid down by Steve Jobs is a solid one.

I loved Steve Jobs, i think it's rare to find such passion in CEO's at that level, i thought he was a creative and an interested individual, proof of which is shown on the polarising effect he had on people who either love him or hate him, better to be loved or hated than to fade into obscurity or to enact a reaction of 'Meh' from your peers.

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