How will Apple fare without CEO Steve Jobs at the helm for six months? History provides some indication.
Clearly, Apple will miss its legendary CEO while he takes a leave of absence to recuperate from health problems that are apparently much more serious than previously thought. But Apple is in far better shape in January 2009 than it was in August 2004, when Jobs announced he had undergone surgery for pancreatic cancer and would have to take a few months off.
These days the company has three strong product lines, a worldwide network of retail stores and, with $24 billion … Read more