Steve Jobs resigns from Apple– will Apple survive without him?

Steve Jobs, the CEO of Appl Inc. stepped down and appointment Tim Cook as his replacement. Under his previous leadership, Apple has climbed up their ladder of revenue and became the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company.


Steve published the following letter below,


I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
I believe Apple's brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.
I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.



The stepping down on Steve Job’s leadership was a huge topic back then as Steve Jobs had a medical leave based on his poor health conditions. Statistics showing the affect of his health on Apple’s shares were shown in Fortunes magazine. As you can see the picture below how drastic the changes of his appearance changed within these years. I believed this would be one of the reasons of his resignation as this was how close he faced death and changed his view upon life.

However, the temporary took over by Tim Cook made Stave proud as Tim lead the company well. Yet, does this mean that the permanent leadership of Tim Cook would outrun the performance of Apple ? Will Apple still remain as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company? Will Apple 5 be as successful as before ? As both leaders has different leadership cores , will such affect the overall organizational performance ?


I would like to share this inspiring video below and wish all the best for Steve Job in his retired life.


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