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Ajit Balakrishnan: Steve Jobs: the CEO as auteur

Mr Jobs place in mgmt history is assured for being the model CEO who spent his waking hours obsessing about making their products 'insanely great'

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Ajit Balakrishnan: Steve Jobs: the CEO as auteur

Mr Jobs place in mgmt history is assured for being the model CEO who spent his waking hours obsessing about making their products 'insanely great'

Steve Jobs, co-founder, visionary and CEO of Apple, whose creations much of the word craves, left centre stage in August this year. He is only 56. His 142-word resignation letter was as minimalist as the design of Apple products. It read: “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

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