Continuity planning: Resilience remains at the heart of business success

Apple and Manchester United are adapting to major changes at the top - but how can companies continue to prosper without the leaders who made them great?

Following the death of Steve Jobs, Apple's share price dropped to £378.25 and many expected them to continue to fall. But they didn't.  In fact, in the eighteen months since the death of Jobs, Apple has gone on to be the most valuable public company in history. As for Manchester United, share prices have stabilised following David Moyes' appointment as manager, after initially falling after Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.

This article studies how organisations can manage business continuity and continue to prosper without the leaders who made them great.