Jobs Named "Interim CEO"
After serving as a "special advisor" to Apple’s board of directors and executive management team for several months, Steve Jobs has been officially named interim CEO until Apple’s board can tap a new CEO, likely before year’s end. The new title changes little, but is interesting because Jobs may now be forced to take responsibility for his actions along with any credit that would be due. Previously, it would have been easy for Jobs to take credit for successes at Apple while ducking responsibility for problems his actions caused. Jobs’s motivations remain a mystery – he has repeatedly refused the post of CEO, and even now only stands to be interim CEO for several months, and yet his actions over the last few weeks are those of someone trying to remake a company in his own image.