Steve Jobs took to email to deny a story that Apple's board of directors are talking about a succession plan. Given his medical history, it would be weird if no such discussions had taken place. But Jobs emailed the Wall Street Journal to dismiss the story as hogwash. The Wally reckons that informal discussions with headhunters …
Spoken to Bill? He's been out of work since leaving M$ a while back
Monstrous ego threatens share price
Monstrous ego created share price.
The same happened at Royal Bank of Scotland and that turned out just fine, err...
They should be...
Any publicly traded company ought to have succession plans, even if they don't have a messianic CEO with a poor health record. It would be highly irresponsible of the board not to have one.
Only one man for the job then - Sterling Archer. He invented the black turtleneck.
..or a slightly darker black? :)
How about monkey boy
Steve Bulmer looks like he could be pushed out of M$ soon so how about him, ?
If its a big ego though then Larry Elison would fit the bill.
My bet though would be the current standin will get the job as they are oviously doing well at the moment looking at the latest sales figures.
After all the next couple of years plans for new tech are already bsing worked on.
Do you feel lucky, Steve ?
Tried to log out of my newly-installed FreeBSD box/account the other day.
It told me: you have suspended jobs.
According a FreeBSD for idiots web site, I had to issue a "kill jobs" command.
Surely I don't have to do any termination_with_extreme_prejudice work for <insert name of usual suspect here> ?
I still like the Woz for this job.
"I think it is hogwash"
He thinks. So he isn't sure.
Funny that. I thought he was on the board.
This must be some new form of plausible denial.
I'll give credit to baby Anonymous, but Jobs has lost perspective in his neo-pharaonic struggle with Anubis. That's the Me generation for you.
Apple is a culture
Didn't anyone notice the date tags of "impossible to win against" Apple patents regarding Samsung pad?
They date before Steve Jobs, they are also granted in darkest days of Apple, the famous "will go chapter 11" rumour times.
Apple isn't just Steve Jobs. Of course, SJobs will deny it, it is part of his personality and corporate image policy of Apple.
There are still people blaming BillG for every Windows or app crash, like he wrote the entire thing.
good to see someone with a bit of cop on and a brain around here... finally
My patent: A method for generating text on a web page
Cease and desist.
wonder if MS has a plan
how, oh, how are Microsoft going to replace their charismatic and visionary leader when he decides he needs to spend more time with his family?
@ AC 14:47
It won't be his decision if it is...
....it'll be up to the monkey cage keeper at Chicago zoo to decide if there's enough room for him to come back...
Looks to me like somebody "forgot" to tell the patient.
Well of course talk of a succession plan's hogwash!
Like any true cult leader, Jobs expects the faithful to commit mass suicide on his death to accompany him to the Applelife!
Do you think iSuppli could do a CEO breakdown?
Bring Back Scott McNealy
As title. We need his commentary back at the forefront of the business. But this time we want him without the pony-tail guy.
Not that big of a deal.
I hope his successor will shitcan those glossy LCD screens.
Sterling Archer, lol ;)
I vote for MicroStrategy's Michael Saylor - just Google the guy and you'll agree :)
All but impossible
"...any successor will have an all but impossible task filling his turtle-neck"
So, not too much trouble at all then?
Jobs emailed the Wall Street Journal?
It's a Mudroach NI paper isn't it.
They would already know it was hogwash.
When Jobs leaves...
Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...
The dead rising from the grave!
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
Who can fill the great leader's turtleneck?
Me, me, me!
To AC 14.39GMT
He only gets $1 a year, you know.
to NoneSuch ...
You know, then!
$1 a year
I'll do it at half the cost