From a post I ran across...

If Microsoft can survive Steve Ballmer, then Apple can certainly survive Tim Cook. Say what you will about Steve Jobs, but even his toughest critics will have a hard time arguing against his contributions to the industry.

I believe that Apple has always had a strong executive team and will continue to thrive as a company. I also believe that Cook is the right choice for CEO.

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.