The road to Steve Jobs' resignation, and the rise of Tim Cook as his successor



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    puiz666puiz666 Posts: 19unconfirmed, member
    Despite that prediction of three to six months, Jobs actually appeared to recover well over the next couple of years” – aaaaand this is where I stopped reading. That prediction was modified within a day (when doctors discovered that he had a different, much more rare, and much more treatable, form of pancreatic cancer than what they’d first thought). This was mentioned in the commencement speech. It’s well-known. 
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    red oakred oak Posts: 1,088member
    Excellent writing.  Thank you William 
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    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 6,417member
    Tim Cook is a great CEO but he did not replace Steve Jobs even a little bit. Gone is the vision, the risk taking and the bold new products that captured the entire world's attention and defined new technology markets. If Jobs was still around we would all be buzzing about Apple's new household robots.
    Imagine saying this with a straight face after Apple Silicon, following the success of the Watch, on the eve of a new Apple XR ecosystem. Unadulterated horseshit as usual.
    edited August 2022 roundaboutnowwilliamlondonronndewme
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    mayflymayfly Posts: 385member
    One important thing to say is that Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs. More importantly, he's no Michael Spindler, John Sculley, Mike Markkula, or Gil Amelio (Thanks be!). As a shareholder, it's gratifying to see Cook leave the vision thing to the visionaries, and run the business. And run the business he has. And he's made Apple investors trillions doing it!
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    davdav Posts: 115member
    melgross said:
    But then, Apple was more his child, then his actual children
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    mayflymayfly Posts: 385member
    AAPL around the time of SJ's resignation: ~$55. 

    Now it's (approximately) four times that.
    Not even close. Split adjusted, on August 12, 2011, Apple's stock price was $13.46. Today's close was at $176.38.

    Total gain: 13.1 times, not four! Hope you invested then!
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