Apple CEO Steve Jobs took a six month leave of absence for health reasons. The New York Times reported that Jobs had a liver transplant a few months ago and is on the road to recovery. Though Apple and APPL have performed well in his absence, this can only be considered good news. Then why are some calling for Steve Jobs to step aside? From our Aussie friends at the Sydney Morning Herald:
Although investors welcomed the report as a sign that his health had improved, a few are openly discussing whether Mr Jobs should surrender the title of chief executive to the man who has run the company successfully in his absence, the chief operating officer, Tim Cook.
Shame on SMH. That’s ludicrous rubbish. Not one source is cited as the “some” who say Jobs should relinquish the CEO role; not a customer, not a manager, not an investment analyst, not even a competitor (though, privately, I’m sure there are plenty who would be happy if Jobs retired).