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Does your company’s innovation end with you?

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If ever a leader built a company in his own image, it was Steve Jobs. Endlessly innovative, bold and distinct, Jobs and Apple played by their own rules and created a unique culture that is the raging yin to the buttoned-down Microsoft’s yang. Yet now, even as I type these words, as sure as “iPhone” has become synonymous with “smart phone,” the question hangs in the air: Will Apple’s culture of innovation disappear without its leader?

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