Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday August 26, 2011

Successor Faces Tough Job at Apple

The Wall Street Journal seems to think Tim Cook is going to have some pretty big shoes to fill at Apple. I think it is fairly obvious that there were certain things that only Steve Jobs could do / get done. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how much of an impact this has on the company in the long run.

Then there's the bully factor. One of the biggest advantages that Apple will lose without Mr. Jobs at the helm, said an Apple business partner, is the "fear that Steve instilled." For instance, Mr. Jobs famously browbeat some music industry executives to agree to his terms when he launched the iTunes music store that eventually upended the music industry.