When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 to replace Gil Amelio as CEO, things turned around dramatically. With Jobs’ vision to execute technological innovations, the company he founded in 1976 became an investor’s dream.
Jobs, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in October 2011 after resigning as Apple CEO, has created one of the greatest success stories in the world of technology — but he also created one of the greatest growth stories in the world of investing.
I am by no means an investor by trade, but I am the founder of a digital marketing agency. I have found in my line of business it is important that non-professional investors like you and I take note of these innovators. The sooner an innovator is recognized, the quicker we can profit. The best CEOs remain in their positions because they are simply the best at what they do. Sustainability as a CEO is 3-fold: employees share the vision, customer service is at its best and, of course, the product evolves over time into something exceptional. Simply put, invest in a CEO or study from the best. Here are some great current examples.
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