Is Steve Jobs fit to run a public company?


Apple Inc. (AAPL) stock has risen 75 percent since January 20th -- soon after the announcement that Steve Jobs would take a leave of absence for health reasons. Those who bought shares are probably delighted that Steve Jobs has not been formally running Apple. But who knows whether Jobs has been holding the puppet strings of his stand-in, Tim Cook, this year.

Jobs is complex -- he is a genius when it comes to designing and marketing innovative consumer products, but he may well have violated the law when it comes to disclosing his health problems and releasing mis-information about Apple's products. He's also obsessively security conscious when it comes to new products -- but that's not a crime.

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