A New Man Running Apple

Posted: January 24, 2011 by clgiblin in Uncategorized

Apple products can be seen almost everywhere we turn. There are iPods, iPhones, iPads, and computers all around us. Recently, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple, Steve Jobs, announced that he would be taking a medical leave of absence. Jobs announced that he was putting Tim Cook in charge of Apple’s day to day operations. He did not, however, announce any specific time he would be returning. What does this mean for Apple? Will they continue to operate successfully without the help of their CEO? Or will Tim Cook, who seems to have a completely different take on how to run things, be able to run Apple successfully?

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  1. KLerner says:

    I’m admittedly a little bit of an Apple fanboy. If I had the money, I’d buy one of everything, probably. But I do get tired of the veneration of Steve Jobs sometimes. And of the whole corporate culture of secrecy.

    I did find this article in Gawker sort of interesting though: http://gawker.com/5736917/meet-apples-new-boss-the-most-powerful-gay-man-in-silicon-valley

    Does it matter that Tim Cook is gay? If he’s open about, will that help or hurt Apple’s image? There’s already arguably something of a gay sensibility to Apple, but does making that explicit hurt their chances with people who just want to play Angry Birds?

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