Apple Will Be OK Without Steve Jobs

Adam Lashinsky via Cult of Mac:

Jobs himself believes he has set Apple on a course to survive in his absence. He has created a culture that, while not particularly jolly, has internalized his ways. […]

His mission: to turn the traits that people most closely associate with Jobs–the attention to detail, the secrecy, the constant feedback–into processes that can ensure Apple’s excellence far into the future.

Steve Jobs is the essence of Apple. While I think Apple will not only survive, but continue to thrive, without having Jobs on campus day-to-day, a culture dissipates over time. And over time you need Steve Jobs to inject himself into Apple’s culture to purify it.

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