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Who will be the next CEO of Apple?

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Steve Jobs has had a great run at Apple...but when his time is done (it hurts, but that day is coming) who will take over for him? it could be anybody, a big shot at apple, another company, or one of us at Mac-Forums! (cough MHC cough)...Post ur thoughts. :miner:
 
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Steve Jobs has had a great run at Apple...but when his time is done (it hurts, but that day is coming) who will take over for him? it could be anybody, a big shot at apple, another company, or one of us at Mac-Forums! (cough MHC cough)...Post ur thoughts. :miner:

LOL

I could do with the pay! And whooh! My own private jet! But I'd hate doing keynotes so *sigh* guess it'll have to be someone else.

I really don't know who can follow an act such as His Steveness's, I mean the guy is soooo HUGE, you know? And going for the wrong CEO is catastrophic: just look at the John Sculley or Gil Amelio eras at Apple's!
 
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The person's character would narrow the field if it's up to Jobs to name his successor.

Hmm . . . a geek, a vegan, physically fit, probably a Democrat, somewhat naive because anyone under 35 who still wants to change the world and thinks it will happen is (Jobs certainly was), unsentimental — the Cube is dead! I want to tear down my historical, landmark house! — with an acumen for business, keen insight into marketing and possessing the knowledge of what people want before the product exists, a perfectionist possessing the dictatorial powers of a czar, a reality-distortion field so strong that people want to obey and an invisible sign hanging around his neck saying "I'm cool."

I dunno. A hippie Vulcan?
 
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Steve Jobs has had a great run at Apple...but when his time is done (it hurts, but that day is coming) who will take over for him? it could be anybody, a big shot at apple, another company, or one of us at Mac-Forums! (cough MHC cough)...Post ur thoughts. :miner:

it will be interesting to see how apple does when jobs leaves.. the first time he left apple went down the toilet in my opinion.
 
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Browny, don't forget that Jobs asked Sculley to join Apple. I guess he didn't know there would be a coup to dislodge him and chase him away though...
 
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Browny, don't forget that Jobs asked Sculley to join Apple. I guess he didn't know there would be a coup to dislodge him and chase him away though...
Yeah, he was naive, especially when he allegedly told the board it was Scully or him.

But the naivety is a requirement because without it, at least at first, we'd still be living in caves.

(And allegedly, because I'm not naive enough to believe everything I read.) :)
 
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Because he works rearry hard, and makes up great prans.
 
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^_^ Brilliant suggestion TheCustomer! :D

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Ooh! Jonathan!... now there's an idea!

But do you think he has the charisma? Jobs is such a tough act to follow... :eek:
 
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Interesting. Thanks for the link.

He seems quite at ease in front of a camera. I had read he is a really really shy guy and hates getting into the spotlight.

I don't think Apple would be dismissing him simply because he is a Brit though. At least I sure don't hope they close doors to the right man (or woman) because of such a reason.
 
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I seriously doubt Ives would take over. He's reknown for being the shyest and most understated person at apple. He almost never appears on publicity (only the iphone for a teeny phone call and the G5 promotional thing) either. I think steve has a good decade to go, maybe more. Even when he leaves, he'll stay on the board of directors, so will still have a big say in the goings on.
 

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