Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Jan 2011 14:04 UTC
Apple Steve Jobs has just announced he's taking medical leave from the company. Tim Cook will take over his role in Jobs' absence. "At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company," Jobs writes, "I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple's day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011." We wish all the best to Jobs and his family.
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People
by fretinator on Mon 17th Jan 2011 15:53 UTC
fretinator
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2005-07-06

Linux is my main OS. Apple as a company kind of gives me the creeps - though iPads and Macbook Pros sure are shiny!

Anyhoo, People != Corporations. Companies can be quite soul-less. People, not so much. I hope he gets well, and pray the best for him.

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RE: People
by pica on Mon 17th Jan 2011 16:01 in reply to "People"
pica Member since:
2005-07-10

People != Corporations. Companies can be quite soul-less. People, not so much.


People are the soul of corporations. A corporation does not have a soul itself. And soul-less people at the top of a corporation just make it a soul-less corporation.

I hope he gets well, and pray the best for him.


Yes, as for all livings.

pica

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RE: People
by Soulbender on Mon 17th Jan 2011 17:25 in reply to "People"
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2005-08-18

Corporations are inherently soul-less since they are not living things and there are no soulful corporations. This is not a bad thing, btw.
There are however both soul-less and soulful people.

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RE[2]: People
by fretinator on Mon 17th Jan 2011 17:46 in reply to "RE: People"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Corporations are inherently soul-less since they are not living things and there are no soulful corporations.

I didn't want to go that far - I think corporations can have something similar to a soul, a persona if you will. However, it certainly is fleeting.

BTW, this is pretty heavy for a Monday!

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