“Apple Inc. now has to get down to the business of surviving its founder,” Jessica Guynn reports for The Los Angeles Times. “It’s something that Apple — and Steve Jobs himself — had been painstakingly planning for years.”
“Deep inside its sprawling Cupertino, Calif., campus, one of the world’s most successful and secretive companies has had a team of experts hard at work on a closely guarded project,” Guynn reports. “But it isn’t a cool new gadget. It’s an executive training program called Apple University that Jobs considered vital to the company’s future: Teaching Apple executives to think like him.”
Guynn reports, “‘Steve was looking to his legacy. The idea was to take what is unique about Apple and create a forum that can impart that DNA to future generations of Apple employees,’ said a former Apple executive who spoke on the condition of anonymity to preserve his relationship with the company. ‘No other company has a university charged with probing so deeply into the roots of what makes the company so successful.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Matthew C.” for the heads up.]