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An Apple Without Jobs

No CEO has ever been so vital to a company or its future as Steve Jobs is to Apple. As Steve Jobs goes on medical leave again, it's no wonder that folks are wondering about what this portends. At 55, Jobs should have been on track to lead his company for another 20 years but that is not to be since he has got a liver transplant. With the secrecy that surrounds Jobs which is so typical, it's difficult to make out what this leave amounts to.

On a personal scale, it makes one humble in some way when one realizes that there are medical challenges that medical science can't surmount. Even Steve Jobs is mortal ...

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