Steve Jobs steps down

I don’t know where to go with this post.

Read the Reuters coverage.

Apple is a big(ish) company. They have an extraordinary team. Steve is just one man.

But I do think he’s the heart, soul and muse. Apple was a very different company when he wasn’t there, and it cost them. Dearly. They were nearly completely dead when he returned.

And now, right now, they’re one of the most successful companies in the world.

That’s a really hard act to follow.

Say a little prayer for Tim Cook, won’t you?

I think for me this is going to be one of those life events wherein you always remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news. Apple has been so big a part of so many of the developments in technology that have made it exciting to me.

Marc Hedlund on Steve Jobs as a leader