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Leadership is what defines great companies. This year, I'm going to take a look a look at some of the most influential companies in tech and look at how their leadership has impacted their growth and what it tells us about their future.

This time around, it's Apple's turn. While the company value under Tim Cook has increased markedly, there are signs his leadership is more about management than vision.


"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?"


"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." --Steve Jobs


One of those stories that sums itself up quite nicely in the subject line. A number of sources are reporting the same story this morning -- that Steve Jobs has stepped down as Apple CEO. His resignation letter and the board's statement on it is after the jump.


Tomorrow morning at 10AM US Pacific time, some guy named Steve Something from some company called Orange—no, Apple—will make some kind of announcement probably involving some phone, and maybe some computer operating system. We're not going to be there when all this happens, but we will be picking out the good parts reported by all the poor schlubs competing for not-blurry pictures and Wi-Fi connectivity who are. Rumours abound for what Apple news the Stevenote might reveal tomorrow—what are you hoping to hear? Tell us in the comments.