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That wouldn't be his call.  The CEO sets the direction for the company, the CFO figures out how to pay for it.

Tim Cook did a major reorg in 2012 in which he promoted Eddy Cue to SVP of Internet Software and Services.

 

The software and services area has grown to a 4+ Billion dollar a quarter business.

 

 

Well, the CEO might set the direction but these days one of the CFO's jobs is to help set the direction by helping the team by forecasting the best routes for the company. If Cook has already decided to make services a more important aspect of the company then he might have hired Maestri for that exact purpose.

 

Besides, not once in my comment did I allude to this being Maestri's call.

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post #42 of 56
Don't you people recognize a "Poe" when you see such an obvious one? Ignore it.
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Good luck Mr. Oppenheimer, you have done well for the company and yourself, now on to new and hopefully better things for you. You successful stint at Apple will be difficult to repeat and it is unfair for any of your successors to be had to a similar standard, a large part in which, welcome circumstances and luck played a major role. Live well, enjoy your family and success and do well to others.
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Why?

 

I read some of your posts saying that he was great when Apple was smaller, but not anymore. Lots of posters agree with you, but I don't get it. As far as $ goes, Apple has 0 problems.

Most of his was just re-spouted from Forbes, then 1 poster, sort agreed with him that Oppenheimer needed to go (speculative fallacy). Anuntks had the idiotic beauco-clown notion that Apple needs to do expectation management.  Which to those of you not familiar with beaurospeak, means spending more time/money on 'public relations' to the financial mass media.  Which is really just more beauroclown double speak for wanting Apple to provide traditional product roadmaps to financial suits in the media.   For Apple its an incredibly stupid notion.  This is of course why Steve Jobs had little patience for that world, almost 100% bozos.

 

You know what they say, those who can't do... teach.

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Surely I can't be the only one annoyed with this kind of writing:

Yes; strictly speaking, it should be:

'after spending eighteen years with the Mac maker,'
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I don't know; why?

Edit: sorry, I see you were being rhetorical.
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Apple's CFO seem like artists : they never get old, since the public only knows them through the same old photographs ...

When I read the article and saw the second photograph, I thought "Goodness, he's changed!"

Then I realised it was the new guy.
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I love Apple but...

Rat abandoning a sinking ship¡¡

Apple is doomed I tell ya!!!¡¡¡

Fixed that for you.
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sometimes new blood is good.

Oppenheimer has made his fortune no matter what the stock will do in the next 5 years.  But the next CFO will be highly motivated to move the stock up since his stock option plan is just beginning.

Hopefully he will increase the buyback and dividend and improve on the financial reporting for earnings calls.  My wish list would be:

1. increase buyback to $100B total
2. increase dividend by 15%
3. stop giving guidance (just another piece of information the Wall Street manipulators can manipulate)
4. stop giving unit sales every quarter.  Really the only focus should be EPS and EPS growth.
5. give unit sales periodically when it BENEFITS the company (same trick Samsung, Microsoft, and Google do)

I can see why you would want them to stop giving unit sales regularly, but that would be sinking to the other companies' level. Apple's better than that.
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Good luck Mr. Oppenheimer, you have done well for the company and yourself, now on to new and hopefully better things for you. You successful stint at Apple will be difficult to repeat and it is unfair for any of your successors to be had to a similar standard, a large part in which, welcome circumstances and luck played a major role. Live well, enjoy your family and success and do well to others.

Beautifully put, and you speak for me.
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Good news. Goldman Sachs can't have a snitch at Apple.

 

Lol I don't know that new guy, but doesn't he look a bit like a vampire?


You know corporate executives sit on other boards. Using that to provide insider information would be a felony. The guy would be an idiot to take such a risk with what he's already worth, although I suspect you're not really serious on that first line.

 

 

 

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This has to be sarcasm. No post can be this stupid.

 

 

It could just be a troll post. I wish people would occasionally use an /s, because it's not always easy to tell some are serious. The post itself is absurd, yet there isn't a distinct giveaway in the choice of words.

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It's a Windows and Android user (the combination is the worst kind). They appear to be parodying what they think the response of an Apple user would be, presumably to show up people who agree with his comments. I don't think it's having the intended effect though because instead of reinforcing their stereotype that Apple users make comments like this, it reinforces the stereotype that Windows and Android users prefer to make a nuisance of themselves. The comments aren't particularly harmful but it looks like the account has solely been setup for this purpose with a disposable email address.

 

I think it was when you pointed this out on another thread that I started seeing through his posts.

 

There was always something off about his 'Apple is awesome' shtick. I hate to say it but Apple ][ seemed to be more toned down compared to him!

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It could just be a troll post. I wish people would occasionally use an /s, because it's not always easy to tell some are serious. The post itself is absurd, yet there isn't a distinct giveaway in the choice of words.

It can still be a problem. It's not because it's forbidden that they won't do it.
That's why people wanted Schmidt out of Apple
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It can still be a problem. It's not because it's forbidden that they won't do it.
That's why people wanted Schmidt out of Apple

 

The post which I'm now sure is a troll post from his other posts, called anyone who didn't like working at Apple a bum. I don't see how this relates to it. The issue with Schmidt was that Google was moving toward the release of a mobile phone OS, placing them in competition with Apple. The other upper management people at Apple sit on various boards, but they represent completely different industries that have no direct competition with Apple.

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The post which I'm now sure is a troll post from his other posts, called anyone who didn't like working at Apple a bum. I don't see how this relates to it. The issue with Schmidt was that Google was moving toward the release of a mobile phone OS, placing them in competition with Apple. The other upper management people at Apple sit on various boards, but they represent completely different industries that have no direct competition with Apple.

Uh I actually quoted the wrong part of your previous post before.
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Originally Posted by ClemyNX View Post


Uh I actually quoted the wrong part of your previous post before.

 

Oh I was tired yesterday so I misread what I initially replied to when looking back through the thread. Anyway they aren't privileged to obtain insider information about Apple. I would point out once again that in your other example the two companies were moving into competitive status. If it was really a financial decision of Goldman Sachs or Apple, Apple would pay one of its executives far more than they make sitting on a board.

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