Steve Jobs

  • Losing a leader: How to bounce back

    When a leader leaves a post suddenly, what's the best way to ease the trauma for those left behind? By Shelley DuBois

    Oct 13, 2011 12:36 PM ET
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  • What not to learn from Steve Jobs

    Business people the world over face the challenge of finding inspiration in Jobs without deluding themselves into thinking they can figure out how to do what he did.

    By Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large

    FORTUNE -- The day before Steve Jobs died, I asked a well-known management consultant about the difficulty of drawing lessons from Apple's success. After all, the company seems to ignore accepted management wisdom.

    Listen to your customers? Apple doesn't. It MORE

    Oct 7, 2011 9:08 AM ET
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  • Is there a female Mark Zuckerberg?

    Mark Zuckerberg is one in a million. So why do people keep holding him up as a role model for women? By Gina Bianchini

    Oct 5, 2011 10:09 AM ET
  • Needed: More of Steve Jobs' courage

    Today's economic chaos is paralyzing many managers with fear. But as Jobs, Buffett, and other business champions keep showing us, risking failure is your only hope. Here's what business courage means now. By Geoff Colvin

    Aug 30, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • Apple's no-win CEO succession efforts

    If Apple board members aren't actively working on CEO succession, it's a problem. But if they are working on succession without the board's authorization, that's a problem too. By Eleanor Bloxham

    Jul 25, 2011 10:52 AM ET
  • How great business innovators are made (not born)

    You don't need to play the part of Steve Jobs and take off for an Ashram to become more creative, but two new books leave little doubt that becoming a more innovative thinker requires serious prep work.
    By Anne Fisher, contributor

    FORTUNE -- Not long ago, creativity guru Todd Henry recommended to one of his consulting clients, a high-ranking manager, that he set aside one hour a week to generate new ideas MORE

    Jul 13, 2011 2:13 PM ET
  • Sometimes it's good to be a sellout

    Sometimes it's not. How to know when to be true to your vision, and when to grow your company at any cost.

    By Katherine Reynolds Lewis, contributor

    Company founders fall into two categories, according to Noam Wasserman, an associate professor at Harvard Business School. The "king" wants to build an empire and change the world, while a "rich" founder is motivated by financial gains and unleashing a company's growth potential.

    Many entrepreneurs look MORE

    Feb 25, 2011 2:23 PM ET
  • How Steve Jobs gets things done

    Brilliant, iconic, visionary, yes. But buzzwords aside, understanding Steve Jobs' success requires breaking it down. Like this.

    By Bill Conaty and Ram Charan, contributors

    If businesses managed their money as carelessly as they manage their people, most would be bankrupt.

    The great majority of companies that control their finances masterfully have no comparable processes for developing their leaders or even pinpointing which ones to develop. While they're disciplined and vigilant on the financial side, MORE

    Jan 25, 2011 11:44 AM ET
  • Apple's not alone in succession plan woes

    One major shareholder is pressing Apple to reveal Steve Jobs' successor at next month's annual meeting. To avoid that kind of showdown, smart companies are tackling the topic before they're forced to.

    By Anne Fisher, contributor

    Apple has earned its reputation as a secretive outfit, keeping a tight lid on information about its inner workings and plans. So it's hardly surprising that a resounding silence has surrounded the question of who will MORE

    Jan 19, 2011 12:12 PM ET
  • I want my iPad!

    Have you seen it? Boy! This thing is really the super-coolest, make-you-wanna-droolest gizmological objet d'art around! I'm looking at a picture of one right now. Steve Jobs is holding it, which makes it even more awesome! You can tell that it's light as air. It's very flat. It's got the Apple desktop that we all know and love from our MacBooks and iPhones and iPods and it's gonna play movies and MORE

    - Jan 28, 2010 12:22 PM ET
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