Many of you were personally affected by the news that Steve Jobs was resigning as CEO of Apple for medical reasons.
Many of you didn’t understand why the rest of us cared so much.
Here’s the only analogy I can think of that best explains it. Imagine you love candy more than anything else, and Willy Wonka just died. There’s no one else in the entire world who invents the beautiful future like him – and we’re terrified there’s no one else who can.
Jobs seems to be putting his full support behind Tim Cook, who has been acting CEO since Jobs’ leave of absence back in January. But we don’t know anything about Cook. This isn’t a business-as-usual company, where any brilliant business executive can do a great job.
Jobs had remarkable vision. He could see into the future and come back with its creations. And I’m personally scared that the tech toys market is going to come to a screeching halt.