Dan Lyons yesterday at The Daily Beast, on “Apple’s Brain Drain”, an “exodus” of top executives:
But in recent months two top lieutenants have left the company,
and while it is way too early to say that Apple is in trouble, it
seems we may be seeing a changing of the guard at the company, one
that will mark the end of an era that began in 1996, when Jobs
returned to the company he co-founded and launched the most
remarkable turnaround in corporate history.
The latest defector is retail chief Ron Johnson, who announced
yesterday he would be leaving to become CEO of retail giant
In March, Apple lost Bertrand Serlet, a revered software engineer
who oversaw development of operating-system software for Macintosh
computers. Serlet had been working with Jobs since the days of
NeXT, the computer company Jobs founded in the 1980s after being
tossed out of Apple.
Pretty sure Lyons should have stuck to the Fake Steve schtick.