Apple Computer’s Steve Jobs dominates Forbes’ CEO Approval Tracker for 17th consecutive month

“There’s an old proverb (you might remember it from a James Bond novel) that goes along the lines of ‘once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action.’ If that’s true, what’s 17 times? Because that’s how many consecutive months Apple Computer Chief Executive Steve Jobs has dominated our CEO Approval Tracker ratings,” David M. Ewalt writes for Forbes.

“The beloved ‘iCEO’ is riding high with a whopping 93% approval rating, only a point away from the Approval Tracker’s all-time high. Jobs has been back only a couple of months from receiving successful treatment for pancreatic cancer, but he’s already helped lead the company to strong sales for its new, high-margin photo iPods. Brokers are upping their forecasts for Apple Computer, and shares of the company’s stock are trading around a 52-week high,” Ewalt writes.

Full article here.

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  1. Bennn: You must be right. After all he leads a beleagured also ran which is going out of business, perhaps tomorrow.



    (sounds of Thurrott ‘n Enderle choking on their cornflakes…)

  2. Yeah, yeah … the rating system most definitely sucks. Ninety-three percent is way too low for Stevie; just as any positive number for Ballmer is way too high.

    This post is brought to you by the magic word “leave” — which is just what I’m about to do.

    Ninety-three percent! Geeze….

  3. Harry:
    “Steve as the next US-President would relieve most Europeens”

    No offense, I like Steve a lot, not his politics tho. But that honestly is a very good reason to vote *against* Jobs as US president. I don’t want to vote for a a president because he is liked by Canada or Europe or Mexico, any more than I’d expect those same countries to vote for a leader because of what the people in the US thought about them.

    Democracy is about self interest, and if I was voting for someone liked outside my country by foreigners I’d know something was wrong. I’d be voting for *their* self interest and not mine.

    Keep in mind a lot of Europe may be democracies, but there are heavy tarrifs on most US goods coming in. We compete as much as we cooperate, and much of what is clearly in America’s best interest is resisted or opposed by Europe or other parts of the world.

    Heck even in France who apparently 70% polls against Bush, that means there’s 30% that support him. So maybe even in France there’s some hope… naw, maybe not.

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