Helft reports, “That relentlessness could be indispensable in the months ahead, because Mr. Cook may be tested as never before. He has been charged with running Apple’s day-to-day operations while his boss, Steven P. Jobs, the company’s visionary chief executive, is on medical leave.”
“Mr. Cook has done that twice before, briefly and successfully. Yet if Mr. Jobs’s health does not improve, Mr. Cook could be on the job for a long time,” Helft reports. “And while Apple’s succession plans are closely guarded, Mr. Cook is widely believed to be the most likely candidate to permanently replace Mr. Jobs.”
Helft reports, “In Silicon Valley, Mr. Jobs is also known for relentlessness. Yet on many levels, he and Mr. Cook are opposites. While Mr. Jobs is mercurial and prone to outbursts, Mr. Cook, who was raised in a small town in Alabama, is polite and soft-spoken. He is often described as a ‘Southern gentleman.’ While Mr. Jobs obsesses over every last detail of Apple’s products, Mr. Cook obsesses over the less glamorous minutiae of Apple’s operations.”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]