The Steve Jobs Syndrome

Buckman, Rebecca
February 2009
Forbes Asia;2/16/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p18
The article focuses on various founders and chief executive officers of corporations whose tenure at their jobs ensured growth and profitability for their companies. Apple Inc.'s Steven Jobs left mid-1985 for other ventures and returned to job in December 1996. Stocks of Apple rose an annualized 8% during Jobs' absence and rose an annualized 25% since his return. The stocks of Sony Corp. fell an annualized 2% since Akio Morita's resignation in 1994, 6.3 points worse than the market.


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