A more detailed rendition of the feelings surging through this Apple fanatic is portrayed by this video:
... but then, if you actually take the time to read all the editorials, you start to form a rational opinion of your own ...
You start to think, was the clout to the Apple stock price misplaced? Is Apple suffering from a conjoined brand with its (former) CEO like Virgin suffers with Richard Branson?
The general sentiment is no, Apple is a sustainable engine of awesome.
Before transforming Apple, Steve Jobs was transformed by Apple. Steve's leadership was focused not only on creating great products, but getting everyone else to create great products too (source). In this sense, Steve embedded his DNA into the culture at Apple; in Tim Cook's own words to Apple's employee's:
Steve built a company and culture that is unlike any other in the world and we are going to stay true to that—it is in our DNA. We are going to continue to make the best products in the world that delight our customers and make our employees incredibly proud of what they do. (via MacRumors)
What does this all mean? Well it means that Apple now faces a paradoxical challenge: to transition into this change without changing its promise to customers - bloody amazing products!
... with that said, it seems like Jobs is going to be at arms length - directing Apple's product strategy (source).
#sarcasm of the day:
"A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job." by Spugu.com