Life After Tim

Joshua Schnell, responding to speculation over who succeeds Tim Cook as Apple’s CEO:

Cook is the go-to man, considering Steve Jobs’ recommendation, and that’s unlikely to be changing any time soon. It could be years, or even decades, before Cook moves on. How we’re already talking about CEO succession plans for Cook is beyond me at this point. It hasn’t even been six months since Cook was appointed CEO. Let’s see how the next year plays out before we all start wondering what the next move at Apple may be heading forward. We haven’t even finished the first-inning yet, why are we getting ready for a seventh-inning stretch already?

Schnell nails it. While Scott Forstall may very well be Cook’s successor, now is not the time to ponder this.

(via Stephen Hackett)