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CEOs, employees ponder what’s next for Apple

Published: August 25, 2011 / Author: Jon Swartz

The following is an excerpt from an article in USA Today that quotes Management Professor Mike Mannor about Steve Job’s resignation as CEO of Apple. To read the entire article visit: CEOs, employees ponder what’s next for Apple

The news of Steve Jobs‘ resignation from the CEO post, while not surprising because of his long-running battle with pancreatic cancer, cast a pall over Apple’s headquarters in nearby Cupertino, Calif., and prompted tech executives everywhere to ponder Job’s standing in the pantheon of American business legends. (Jobs remains chairman.)

“Steve Jobs is the most successful CEO in the U.S. of the last 25 years,” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, who served on Apple’s board, said in a blog post.

Many have compared his influence to that of auto magnate Henry Ford and Walt Disney— whom Jobs openly admires.

This story also appeared in TechnologyNews and Arizona Central.


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