Originally Posted by Sil_liS
That is actually kind of depressing if it is true. It would mean that Jobs didn't think that Cook was good enough.
What it means is that Apple plans ahead and takes its time getting things done the way Jobs taught them. They've institutionalized his way of thinking.
(For good or ill.)
Check this report from when he stepped down:
As Jobs' managerial presence dwindles, Apple is in no immediate danger, because his thinking has been ingrained into many of the company's 46,600 employees, industry analyst Tim Bajarin said in a statement.
Apple outlines its product plans five years in advance and "has a deep bench of executives who know how Steve Jobs thinks, what his vision is for the next decade and are more than capable," Bajarin wrote.
Jobs and others have indicated that Apple is poised to continue producing popular products, and so most consumers won't notice a change,
They haven't cloned him (yet) but they probably have a little black book of aphorisms and most likely every discussion starts with "What would Steve do?"