Apple have announced that Steve Jobs is taking a leave of absence due to ill health. This becomes newsworthy because apparently each time he takes some time off because he's not well, Apple's share price takes a beating. Why ?
So the mythos goes, he personally oversees every development in the Apple range. Can this really be true ? Is one man really the gadget messiah ?
You can't deny that during is time, Apple have certainly blossomed and created a niche for themselves in bright, shiny, expensive and gorgeous technology. Who would really have thought, before ipod, or iphone that technology would be such fashion.
Surely it doesn't make good business sense to really build the foundation of your company's future on the shoulders of just one man ?