What will happen to Apple if Steve Jobs leaves? [Infographic]

When any leader is deeply connected to a company, he can impact the whole organization in many ways. A very good example is Steve Jobs and his association with Apple. Now, just imagine if Steve Jobs leaves, what would happen to Apple? I do not see any charm if the future iPhone or iPad launches are not being hosted by the man, Mr Steve Jobs himself :). One thing is for sure, I would not be striving to see the Video stream of the event with the same excitement like I do today. Many of you would also feel the same way!

But, for some time, let’s take that Steve leaves Apple and then what happens? Will Apple be able to be as influential they are today with every product release? Will Apple be able to post  the same growth numbers without him? Remember, when Steve Jobs went on a medical leave recently, the Apple shares dropped by 5% and and closed down 2.3%.

Apple university

The answer to all the above questions is ‘YES’ and it will be made possible with “Apple University.” Apple University was created in 2008 to handle such situations by teaching Apple employees how to think like Steve Jobs and make decisions he would make. It has been called as the solution to Apple after Steve Jobs.

Online Colleges have prepared a very nice infographic on “Apple University” which talks more about the solution that Apple has found and more interesting facts about “Apple with and without Steve Jobs.” Have a look for yourself. [Click on image to enlarge]

The Apple University

Infographic via Online Colleges Resource

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  1. Very interesting. Since I was not aware of Steve’s full name, I thought probably the title of the post is wrong as it should have been “What will happen to Apple if Steve leaves job?”

  2. Sometimes, a company is absolutely tied to the identity of its founder, and I think in Apple’s case this is true for now. I imagine, however, that it will weather the storm without Jobs at the helm…at least initially. Eventually, who knows? I can see Apple definitely losing some of its charm.

    • Hi,

      Thanks for your comment, in the real time scenario when today, Mr Jobs has resigned from Apple. I do not see people losing any charm in Apple.. Apple owes it to Steve Jobs who has built such trust and rapport with people 🙂

  3. Apple will continue to function without Jobs. They have iPad2, iPhone 5 on the way, Apple’s marketing strategy is well thought over and they will continue to be among the top market players.

    • I totally agree with you… the way Steve Jobs has nutured Apple, I don’t think myself that Apple is going to stop anywhere.. Anyways, still also, Steve is not completely cut off from the organisation and will be involved in the decision making 🙂


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