Tim Cook described as a 'machine,' 'riveting' in upcoming book about Apple after Steve Jobs

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  • Reply 21 of 51
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    gtr wrote: »
    Tim pulled him into his office and, for three whole hours, didn't exchange very stern words with him.

    "Everyone knew something was up when they couldn't not hear the sounds of Tim not yelling from within his office."
  • Reply 22 of 51
    Cook is the kind of CEO other companies can only dream of.
  • Reply 23 of 51
    jameskatt2jameskatt2 Posts: 720member
    Elon Musk will NEVER be the CEO of Apple.

    Tim Cook has the CEO job for life. He is perfect for it.

    He takes Steve Jobs' words to heart: Do what is best for Apple. Period.

    Tim Cook can also stare down Carl Icahn better than any other CEO or would-be CEO in the world. You are simply not going to shake Tim Cook, the man from Texas.

    Tim is going to call it like it is.

    Speak softly but carry a very big stick. That is Tim Cook.
  • Reply 24 of 51
    flaneurflaneur Posts: 4,526member
    jameskatt2 wrote: »
    Elon Musk will NEVER be the CEO of Apple.

    Tim Cook has the CEO job for life. He is perfect for it.

    He takes Steve Jobs' words to heart: Do what is best for Apple. Period.

    Tim Cook can also stare down Carl Icahn better than any other CEO or would-be CEO in the world. You are simply not going to shake Tim Cook, the man from Texas.

    Tim is going to call it like it is.

    Speak softly but carry a very big stick. That is Tim Cook.

    Agreed, but tougher than from Texas. Alabama.
  • Reply 25 of 51
    irelandireland Posts: 17,749member
    Let's wait five more years and then write a book.
  • Reply 26 of 51
    mr omr o Posts: 1,046member

    I like his Leadership. Very very focused. & Calm

     

    The only thing I would improve is the product roll out. All the product updates seem to happen in the Fall season? Why not having new iPods and Macs in Springtime?

  • Reply 27 of 51
    hydrogenhydrogen Posts: 263member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jameskatt2 View Post



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    Speak softly but carry a very big stick. That is Tim Cook.

     

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Flaneur View Post





    Agreed, but tougher than from Texas. Alabama.

     

    "Big stick" ? really ?

     

     

    I'll be harder than yer husband to get along with

    Harder than yer husband every night

    I'll be harder than yer husband

    Harder than yer husband

    An' I don't want our love affair

    To end with a fight



    Read more: Frank Zappa - Harder Than Your Husband Lyrics | MetroLyrics

  • Reply 28 of 51
    irelandireland Posts: 17,749member
    otterfish wrote: »
    So is anyone taking bets on how long before Elon Musk becomes CEO of Apple?

    Yeah, $1M it it doesn't happen in the next 12 months. You up for that bet?
  • Reply 29 of 51
    irelandireland Posts: 17,749member
    nagromme wrote: »
    All this may be true, complete, and unbiased, but I wouldn't jump to be certain it is:

    http://daringfireball.net/2014/02/fitting_facts_to_the_narrative

    That was, I just read it, the best piece Gruber has written in years.
  • Reply 30 of 51
    irelandireland Posts: 17,749member
    mr o wrote: »
    I like his Leadership. Very very focused. & Calm

    The only thing I would improve is the product roll out. All the product updates seem to happen in the Fall season? Why not having new iPods and Macs in Springtime?

    Last year's pattern isn't every year's pattern.
  • Reply 31 of 51
    crowleycrowley Posts: 8,179member
    Go away.
    How was that in any way necessary? You go away if you can't converse civilly.
  • Reply 32 of 51
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 22,992member
    nagromme wrote: »
    All this may be true, complete, and unbiased, but I wouldn't jump to be certain it is:

    http://daringfireball.net/2014/02/fitting_facts_to_the_narrative

    I don't remember the last time I read such a thoughtful piece from Gruber. Thanks for the link.
  • Reply 33 of 51
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    ireland wrote: »
    Last year's pattern isn't every year's pattern.
    Seems like it could be the pattern again this year.
  • Reply 34 of 51
    otterfish wrote: »
    So is anyone taking bets on how long before Elon Musk becomes CEO of Apple?

    I think Elon Musk is amazing but I don't see that ever happening. He's got his own vision.
  • Reply 35 of 51
    bulk001bulk001 Posts: 637member

    Go away.

    You know TS that there are people who actually like to discuss different ideas, be provocative even. For someone who is such a big apple fan I would think that you would embrace those who think different instead of being threatened by the slightest perceived slight.
  • Reply 36 of 51
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by bulk001 View Post



    You know TS that there are people who actually like to discuss different ideas, be provocative even.

     

    The idea that “Apple is a follower, not a leader” or that Musk would be “following” by becoming CEO are not “different ideas” worthy of discussion, however. “Slightest perceived slight” my foot. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> 

  • Reply 37 of 51

    Why give business to WSJ guys? You can get pirated copy over the internet in few weeks <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 38 of 51
    irelandireland Posts: 17,749member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post



    Seems like it could be the pattern again this year.

     

    It's the first of March.

  • Reply 39 of 51
    chandra69chandra69 Posts: 638member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by otterfish View Post

     

    So is anyone taking bets on how long before Elon Musk becomes CEO of Apple?


     

    What nonsense?

  • Reply 40 of 51
    canukstormcanukstorm Posts: 2,494member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by otterfish View Post

     

    So is anyone taking bets on how long before Elon Musk becomes CEO of Apple?


    I'll put my money on Angela Arhendts becoming the next CEO of Apple before this guy does.  Personally, I'm not on the Musk bandwagon.  He still has a ways to go to prove he's Apply CEO worthy.

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