“The pundits criticize Apple for falling behind, theorizing that in the absence of their spiritual leader, Steve Jobs, innovation and that certain quality he brought, is now fading,” Ernie Varitimos reports for TheStreet.
“The market is becoming anxious with Apple, sans Jobs. It believes that the miracle rise of Apple was embodied solely in one man,” Varitimos reports. “There was complete confidence and ease that Apple could do no wrong when Jobs was alive; even on his death bed the confidence was strong. And the sentiment lingered almost exactly a full year after his death — the year of mourning.”
Varitimos reports, “The key to Apple’s continued success and domination is to stay true to the philosophy and values of kaizen. And while I have been critical of Tim Cook for not being the spiritual and charismatic leader that Jobs was, there is one thing for certain: Cook is the epitome of a kaizen master.”
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