No human has that streak of luck in professional life as Steve had, so there was definitely more to Steve Jobs than luck. People have hard time putting a finger on what it was. Another genius Bill Gates identified what it was, and said that Jobs had great instinct, whether hiring the right people or thinking of an idea, he followed his guts and was often right. No MBAs or supply chain human calculators can reengineer a music business into what itunes were able to do. No 'genius' Wall Street analyst thought iPad will be successful when launched, again Steve was right.
What he would do right now if alive is he'd be busy materializing another beautiful product that people haven't realized that they have any use for, and then falling madly in love with.
Jobs was guided by his creative gutfeeling while Cook is driven by his fear, fear of Wall st., fear of losing his job, fear of Samsung..
Steve Jobs would have said that he doesn't comment on the stock price as he doesn't understand why Wall Street does what Wall Street does. He would say we are working on our products, innovations and just let Wall St do what it will.
I'll tell one thing he'd be doing ...... YELLING ..... ALOT .... directly at the people responsible for this debacle. Heads would subsequently roll. Then, he'd formulate a media response to the DEBACLE ..... NOT try to do a fancy song-and-dance like Cook tried to do.
That's just for starters.
Well, Steve Jobs thought that smaller tablets were ridiclous, and yet the ipad mini has sold a ton as well as Nexus 7 and other small tablets. Steve Jobs said nobody would want a larger screen than an Apple screen on their iphone, and now Steve Jobs is proven to have been completely wrong. Steve Jobs was human and lucky and certainly not without fallibility. Apple will need to "Slavishly" copy the larger screened Android phones or be relegated into insignificance.
Actually, there IS a larger-screen iPhone "in the pipe", as our dearly beloved Cook sings. They need MORE than that. Because of this rapidly changing landscape, they're going to need to launch a response on several fronts .... some of which has nothing to do with products, like a share buy back (which supposed they already committed to), and for god's sake, they need new executive leadership for their Apple stores .... that post is still vacant. They need to get on top of their supply chain as well. Cook has messed things up big time, and it's going to be tough to un-do what's happened.