Originally Posted by rbryanh
"first of its kind"
Will someone please explain what could possible be original about another corporate CEO interview?
We're primates%u2026 We worship wealth and the power it represents, and long to suck up to people we imagine are somehow superior. It's a fact of life, but do we have to pretend that there's something novel about it?
Steve Jobs was just a guy. Tim Cook is just a guy. Jesus Christ was just a guy. And the celebrity/hero worship/messiah complex thing is just monkey business, literally.
Oh, really? You just blew my mind.
Seriously, who the **** here, or anywhere, thinks of Cook as a hero or messiah? Sucking up? Whether you like it or not, he has the most influential position in the most influential technology company of today. He's an incredibly accomplished, skilled person and people like to gleam insights from these kinds of people. I would defintely take admiration of someone like Tim Cook as more rational than that of 99% of the shitty celebrities/popstars that have no real, tangible skill or accomplishments to speak of beyond raving fans based on electronically modified voices, and shitty lyrics that appeal to 13 year old emo girls. I don't think Cook is 'superior', but I respect what he's accomplished in this life, which has been a combination of hard work, intelligence, skill, etc. And yes, if I saw him in an Apple store I would definitely shake his hand- why the hell wouldn't I? That doesn't mean I think he's a messiah, but it does mean I think he's worthy of a handshake and a couple words.
Get over yourself and your 'wealth/power' rant, its pretty misdirected here. I doubt anyone here gives a shit about Cook's wealth, what we do give a shit about is the decisions he makes while leading Apple. Cook has also always been a behind the scenes guy, and there's no evidence at all that he seeks the spotlight or wants others to see him as some sort of star- and if he's decided to do this interview, it's because he believes it will be something positive for the company, not himself personally or any kind of stardom.