Why Visionary CEOs Never Have Visionary Successors

Steve Blank’s writings addresses the question, “Why Visionary CEOs Never Have Visionary Successors.”

Consider Microsoft.  It entered the twenty-first century as the dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a computing device.  Sixteen years later, that dominance is looking threadbare.  The reason is failed leadership, and Apple — currently the dominant tech firm for the mobile era — is at risk of making the same mistakes.

After running Microsoft for twenty-five years, Bill Gates handed the rein.....

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