NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- I'm pretty open about my preferences.
I would probably get along way better with Tim Cook than Steve Jobs. By all accounts, Cook is one heck of a guy, whereas Jobs, to put it mildly, had some nasty personality traits. If I needed to hire a CEO or team up with an entrepreneur, however, I would take Jobs in a flash. Even now.
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Part of the reason is obvious: Jobs isn't there anymore . . . Apple's current executive team is no doubt trying to maintain the same demanding, innovative culture, but it's just not the same without the man himself looking over everybody's shoulder.Even bullish takes that beat back against this sort of bearishness send off red flags. Consider Jean-Louis Gassee's recent blog. I wonder if we accept some of his opinions as fact simply because he's well connected in the Valley. In response to Nocera, Gassee makes a sound, but incomplete point about Apple's long-standing arrogance:
Mapsdemo was flawless . . . but not a word from the stage about the app's limitations . . . no admission that iOS Maps is an infant that needs to learn to crawl before walking . . . Instead, we're told that Apple's Maps may be "the most beautiful, powerful mapping service ever."
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