“Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has arguably one of the world’s most powerful jobs,” Catherine Clifford reports for CNBC. “He leads the most valuable company on Earth, with a market cap of more than $600 billion.”

“It’s perhaps surprising then to learn that he never expected to have that kind of influence,” Clifford reports. “‘I never dreamed of being the CEO of Apple… I never thought it possible,’ Cook said at the Utah Tech Tour last week. Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch moderated a conversation with Cook, which included questions from the audience.”

“Cook said he got ‘the call of a lifetime’ from Steve Jobs to be part of Apple in early 1998, and five minutes into his talk with the legendary tech leader, Cook said he was on board to join the company,” Clifford reports. “‘And it was the best decision I ever made,’ said Cook, who took over the role of CEO in 2011 when Jobs died from cancer.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Steve Jobs chose very well.

Apple CEO Tim Cook touts encryption at Senator Orrin Hatch’s Utah Tech Tour – October 3, 2016