'The Next Steve Jobs': Commentary by Jeffrey Sonnenfeld
In a commentary for the Huffington Post, Senior Associate Dean Jeffrey Sonnenfeld writes that those seeking to crown "the next Steve Jobs" in the wake of the Apple founderís death will be disappointed.
Jobs, Sonnenfeld writes, "was not merely a successful or even merely an inspiring business leader. Steve Jobs was a classic folk hero, and folk heroes are not the simply the product of carefully designed organization charts, diligent inventory management by HR department replacement tables, conventional MBA courses, messianic external searches by board committees and recruiters, or other neatly planned succession conveyer belts. Instead, they are the product of restive souls struggling through the rocky road of uncommon risk, grandiose dreams, disappointment, failure, and fear of mortality."
Read the commentary.