Headlines that Steve Jobs resigns as Apple Computer Co. CEO ransacked the chambers of the world’s IT industry!
While Apple may be confident to stay firm and cool, Apple investors and those ambitious may be divided flat…to some of them, the event is a staggering, fluctuating heart beats; to the few, better have a capital standing review measure must be taken into full consideration! However to the rest of them, it was just another story of struggle that must be fought and won in the soonest time… (A euphemism for “Let’s wait and see…then let’s tie up” business attitude)
For Microsoft, perhaps, they could just offer a decent shrug off of their broad shoulders as to commensurate the interesting future… (Hmm, sounds and looks…terrific?)
“On August 24, Wednesday (August 25, Thursday in Manila), the Apple Computer Co. co-founder and the Silicon Valley’s living legend, Steve Jobs resigned as chief executive officer (CEO),” reported on the Manila Times.net. The move is reportedly as long been expected after Steve Jobs began his dramatic fight with cancer.
The Legend and the Silicon Valley
Steven Paul Jobs was born on February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California to a single mother who was attending graduate school that time. At his barely a week old, he was adopted by a couple, Paul and Clara Jobs in nearby Mountain View – a place, who could have said that one day would become the “technology hub” known as the Silicon Valley.
Steve graduated from Homestead High School in Los Altos, California and started visiting Hewlett Packard Company to take part in after his school lectures. Later, he attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon but dropped his baccalaureate program after one semester.
In 1976, in the garage of Jobs’ family home, Steve Jobs (21 years old then) and Steve Wozniak (26) founded Apple Computer Co. –- the company that introduced Apple and Macintosh computers which became popular in the 1980s. (I actually have known Apple and Macintosh computers just this late 2000s…)
Steve Jobs’ intelligent leadership and stark vision has brought Apple to the position as the “world’s most innovative and valuable technology company”; the company behind such high-end technology of Apple and Macintosh computers, the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad, and the iTunes online shop. And currently, Apple is working on the next generation of iPad to be released months to come!
Jobs’ resignation from Apple’s overseeing position is not only a “two-pronged” attack or loss to his co-founded company but also capsizes Apple to the “sea of quandary” that involves stiff performance evaluation on the part of its talented employees and a second-look evaluation on the part of its investors. Either way, Apple has its intelligent discretion to swim against the tide of business culture or to float above the unexpected days…
Apple Computer Co. differs from the rest of the companies in the sphere of business. The differences greatly lies between the management that runs the business with their very stern intelligence in the fields that they have known for and in the culture, fame, respect, and rank in the world’s technology arena.
However, all companies have only one culture…the culture to strive and succeed!
Success in a particular company is relevant to its culture of how a company may look at it. But excellence on its other side could be a farcical standard.
Different companies have different ways and matrices to qualify and quantify standard of excellence. As if, companies forgot that they are actually humans, not even in a relative form, a matter that matters most!
From that point of view, connecting the situation of Apple Computer Co., Apple must choose the right person to be their next CEO. They have ocean of talents, diverse, vicious and cogent. Yet, seniority speaks the most of it –- lagging behind the willing newbies who are critical, risky, idealist, pragmatic, and outstanding in their various fields of expertise! On the contrary, I can not afford to say that seniors have none but have one –- EXPERIENCE -– a strong determinant force that was long, long, long, long, long, long been cultured in the corporate spiels! Well, that’s FACT; to argue with it is literally FARCE like excellence that ambitious companies are ever culturing…not to mention their financial status quo that is, in fact, backed up by tons and loads of credits and loans! (Was excellence still there?)
Others, such as BPOs, multinationals, and alike keep on shrugging off their braggart shoulders praising in an almost “halleluiah chorus” that they are fair, objective, principled, and performance-based. Thank you very much for such an excellent FARCE!
Human Resource practitioners are not matters that matter most. They are human beings that can be subject to various WEAKNESS and INCOMPETENCE. The latter is what matters most, objectively…
For example, I have been in countless times interviewed by various Human Resource practitioners and even by those feeling and acting to be like that. They observed mine different aspects subject to grading or evaluation, and I observed theirs, too. Whenever I observed incompetence on their part even before we started talking nonsense, I usually cover my true identity into a sluggard, unprepared, theoretical, and worst incompetent…the same competence as the interviewer is trying to project. The factors are: they are at their late teens, twenties (?), so, lack of maturity but they manage to be matured; lack of advanced education, that is why selection is based on “eeny, meeny, mini, moooehhh” or worse based on feelings and affinity; lack of self-trustworthiness, that is why many are called (to the interview) but none have chosen (hired) because they are looking for what they called excellent, pleasant, and fluent that are deserving for that JUST Php426 per day wage!
The bottom line, amidst the applicable laws and guidelines, quantifying and qualifying employees’ performance is not actually a process of evaluation but a decision. This would be paradox to think that we evaluate first before we decide. However, the real score is we decide then furnish an evaluation process for that to be more formal! That is INNOCENCE to the rest of us; but a boring CULTURE in the corporate parlance to the engaging select companies!
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