We all talk about succession planning – at CEO level, at functional head level, in key skills areas. And then I look at Apple.
Don’t get me wrong – there are things about Steve Jobs that drive me mad. In some respects while he is a pioneer he also holds back the industry through insisting on living in his world – your music in iTunes, etc.
But…he is a genius. And he is unforgiving in his drive for excellence and his commitment to design.
And I guess that’s the question that Steve Jobs poses – how does succession planning work when you need to plan to have someone succeed a genius?
Here’s hoping that he cheats his illness again and makes another comeback. The world is a hell of a lot more interesting because of this guy.
- Apple doesn’t want to reveal CEO succession plans (news.cnet.com)