Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Value Of Jobs...


Barron's online has an article(member's only... sorry) that talks about the "World's Best CEOs". In the article they refer to his Stevedom by saying: "The consummate innovator is Apple's Steve Jobs, who arguably is the world's most valuable CEO and whose unexpected departure could cut 30 or 40 points from the price of Apple shares, now around 130. That makes him a $25 billion man. From the iPod to the iPhone, Jobs continues to innovate and to defy doubters awaiting a major failure. And with Apple depending on the success of new products in the fiercely competitive market for consumer electronics, Jobs is the ultimate high-wire act in American business."...

So one has to ask, if he's this valuable to Apple...

How valuable is he to Disney?

3 comments:

noyd forman said...

Unless Steve Jobs becomes Chairman of the Walt Disney Company I don't see his decisions affecting the value of the stock that much.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Jobs insight is very valuable, but wouldn't compare with what would happen to Disney's stock value were Iger to suddenly leave.

Jennifer said...

Well, I'd say Jobs influence has already been felt (or it is just coincidence that, prior to his board position, Disney online ventures totally turned their backs on Mac users? ToonTown and other subscription games only presented Mac versions after he signed on, and the core Web site started behaving for Macs [that is, started being programmed for them] at that time?) I'd love to see his and the Pixar's group influence -- I'm not saying turn it all into Pixar-vision, I'm saying bring that same level of devotion to the quality of the brand back where it belongs.