Apple's Steve Jobs has a different management policy. Though it resembles the ancient old policies, today's silicon valley it looks odd and different. But as long as it is tremendously successful, nobody is going to complaint. Here is where I found an excellent article on it: http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/magazine/16-04/bz_apple?currentPage=1. This also discusses all the secrecy practices Apple does. This is a nice article detailing what Apple does to keep everyone guessing what it is coming up with next.