Steve Jobs lost his battle against pancreatic cancer. Surely this is a huge loss for his family and friends, for the fans and employees of Apple, and for the business world as a whole because he was one of its most prominent icons. To all of you, I’m sorry for your loss.
But is it the end of innovation at Apple?
Is Apple incapable of innovating without Steve Jobs?
Can you have sustainable innovation without a CEO who sees himself as the Chief Innovation Officer?
Is innovation the purview of the lone inventor, or does it take a village to innovate?
For those of you who know me, or have heard me speak or read my book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire or my other writings here on the site, you can probably guess which side of the fence I stand on.