Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, thinks that an Apple without Steve Jobs is doomed. Then again, that’s something we’ve heard many times from several people.
Why is this? He says “We saw Apple with Steve Jobs. We saw Apple without Steve Jobs. We saw Apple with Steve Jobs. Now, we’re gonna see Apple without Steve Jobs.”
That’s true, but this time Steve Jobs was ready to leave, and he knew he may never be back. Jobs spent years surrounding himself with the right people. He spent years structuring Apple in a way that worked well, and he spent years working alongside Tim Cook and learning everything about how he operates things. He was careful who he chose for the job.