In long term run, i don’t think the resignation of Job can hurt Apple. Apple had created an enough space in market and they can survive with their brand name atleast for next 2-3 years. Meantime the new CEO can act smartly for building a good team with good vision and mission for the futuristic growth of the company.
I'm sure the company can thrive under new leadership. But it is human nature to fear change. Think of the adage "Better the devil you know than the one you don't," which reflects the belief that it is better to maintain the status quo than venture into something else -- even when the status quo leaves much to be desired. But in reality, you cannot stay still. You have to be willing to change if you are to progress and adapt to the times.
That's just the thing. Everyone is so enamored with Steve. Steve is GONE (not completely but from a strategic day-to-day standpoint). So now it is time for Tim to let his own legacy be created, NOT continue Steve's. No successful CEO tries to live in the shoes of his predecessor, he must forge his own path and make of it what he can, OR someone else will.
@Mario8a, I believe the same! The stock market loss for Apple will only be temporary. Once the stakeholders get used to Cook being in charge and the products are still competitive, this one too will pass.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.