The Wall Street Journal runs down the aftermath of the departure of some business legends like Henry Ford and Sam Walton. Good stuff. I've learned in 22 years of writing about business and the economy that you should be VERY wary whenever someone tells you "this time is different." From the intro:
Tim Cook, Apple's new CEO, gets high marks for running the company during Mr. Jobs's two medical leaves in recent years. "Apple has done a better job than most to prepare for this," says Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, who knows several Apple executives.
But history suggests it will not be a smooth ride.
-WSJ, August 26, 2011