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While a team effort is necessary, so is a leader and visionary. One person has to make certain decsions and set goals and directions. Someone has to tell Johnny Ive, "No. go this way." Product designers are like engineers. They need constraints. Unlike engineers, they don't know it. The same for other facets of the enterprise. They won't find another SJ, but they will find a leader.
I'd agree on Tim Cook. Although very capable, his present position is a perfect for him, and he probably knows it, which is also extremely rare and valuable. The fact that he has stepped in a few times already shows how capable he is. But I don't think his interest is in being a permanent CEO.The instinct for products, technology, design, strategy, and user needs that SJ has is far more rare. I would say there are definitely NOT "plenty of people coming out of the startup...
First, Grampa Spammy, you should always start with fresh scratch. . . .
Me too. Voted last month. Surprisingly, unlike in all previous stock voting for Apple, I actually voted exactly as the board recommended on all proposals. Surprised me, although I don't exactly feel like a corporate stooge.
Yeah! 5% of the smartphone market is scary. It's like CF bulbs, newspapers, or Kleenex. I see them everywhere! Ubiquity is actually a dangerous conspiracy.
Poor AssDad, So many collapsed posts, yet no replies. He must be on everyone's ignore list.
A fricking paperboy gets more than 30%, why shouldn't Apple? Tempest in a teapot!
And for me it's a *real* newspaper (electronic or paper) or nothing. I have no time for any kind of Murdock McNews.
English is not his first language, but he was raised in Hong Kong, got his college education at Brown University, and has been living and working in the US most of the time since he started college over 30 years ago.
Indeed. Quality is not about who assembles the product. It's much more about how it's been designed and the standards and quality assurance execution and enforcement all along the way.
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