I have a physics background, but trying to be like Einstein is a stupid thing to try. Maybe pick up some pointers, but I am not Einstein. And even Einstein was wrong about QM. So will Whitman succeed in her new Jobs? Not same as old so maybe her magic won't transfer. Different beast. Startup vs. Entrenched. Mercurial works in an exciting startup, not so much in a stable business.
Time will tell, if Whitman has the Royal Jelly to work in a different world. I'm betting not and she will blame her failure on underlings without vision. And Steve Jobs would have failed as leader of Microsoft and definitely IBM. Just because a tool works well hammering in nails does not mean it can be used for screws.
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