The Steve Jobs dilemma

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  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    March 2, 2011 2:17 a.m.

    You said, "Shareholders don't run the companies they invest in; that's what its executives do."

    This sounds strangely close to the attempt of conservatives to move our government away from democracy. They say, "Citizens shouldn't run the nation, that's what elected leaders are for."

    Well, last I heard, share holders are owners, and their votes are fully capable of throwing out unproductive board members. Nothing wrong with letting the big guys know what you expect. They are free to micromanage--it's their money.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    March 1, 2011 1:36 p.m.

    Stockholders only make or lose money from companies. Leave the running of the company to the experts that work for it. Investing is a crap shoot. NO more, no less.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 1, 2011 9:50 a.m.

    Has Steve Jobs disclosed that he has a terminal illness???

    I didn't think so... so why assume that?

    He's taking some time off to rest and recharge. If he had good ideas before... I would assume he would come back rested and with TONS more ideas after his rest. So why fight against him and insist he come to the job every day?

    I would think this would be seen as a GOOD thing. Some of our more innovative companies offer their idea people sabbaticals... or extended time off to think and get away from the routine of mundane work and mind numbing pressures of every day work responsibilities.

    It's a GOOD thing. Unless he dies while away... he should come back with ideas that make the iPod look neanderthal.