Apple Computer No. 1 on Fortune’s ‘Most Admired for Innovation 2006’ list

Apple Computer, Inc has topped Fortunes’ “Most Admired for Innovation” list seen here.

1. Apple Computer
2. Procter & Gamble
3. Walt Disney
4. Tesco
5. Walgreen
6. FedEx
7. Best Buy
8. Texas Instruments
9. Illinois Tool Works
10. Safeway

In the list of 50 most admired companies overall, Fortune’s survey asked businesspeople to vote for the companies that they admired most, from any industry. The top ten results:

1. General Electric
2. Toyota Motor
3. Procter & Gamble
4. FedEx
5. Johnson & Johnson
6. Microsoft
7. Dell
8. Berkshire Hathaway
9. Apple Computer
10. Wal-Mart Stores

Other companies of interest on the list are IBM # 11, Intel #18, Nokia #20, Samsung #27, Walt Disney #33, and Sony #34.

Fortune created a list of 351 companies in 30 industries with revenues greater than $8 billion. Hay Group sent surveys to 8,645 executives and directors at those companies, as well as to analysts. Respondents were asked to rate companies in their industry on nine attributes, on a scale of 0 (poor) to 10 (excellent); the average of those scores was used for country and industry rankings. Respondents were also asked to rank their top ten companies across all industries. The All-Star list is based on that result.

Full article, including the full list, here.

[UPDATE: 9:31am EST: Added top ten innovators list.]

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31 Comments

  1. <irony>Truly shocking that M$ isn’t on the list for innovation with Vista just around the corner</irony> ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. “<irony>Truly shocking that M$ isn’t on the list for innovation with Vista just around the corner</irony> ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />”

    I’m not surprised – the list is for innovation not plagiarism!

    Looks like businesses are taking notice of Apple.

  3. what has dell done? what has mircosoft done?
    Apple easily number one, New products in hardware, new products in electronics, new products in data storage and new products in software. This has to be a hoax. Innovation includes every aspect of the company, apple has created new standards in every field it enters. Mircosoft! a new search bar that failed come on!. Dell a low cost pc wholesaler? where is the innovaton?. Apple designs new products a raises the bar for all. Business people wake up and smell the future. New call centre you will get your customer support and happy days for the rest of your corperate lifes.

  4. General Electric?

    Where’s their iPod killer refridgerator with builtin WiFi and MP3 player.

    Sheesh, even Creative Labs realizes the center of the universe revolves around trying to trump Apple ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  5. To Rasmus: There is a different list for innovation. Check the link. Royal Mail Holdings ranked worst for innovation. Not sure about that but Safeway in the top 10 for innovation? For what? Groundbreaking toilet paper pyramids?

  6. “What execs admire about Microsoft . . .”

    It’s actually more about a secret underground facility below the Redmond headquarters where Little Billy and Big Stevie B. dress up in thigh high leather boots, chaps with “special” windows in the back, chain mail shirts and hoods. There they brandish a cat ‘o nine tails at dozens of the luckiest Fortune 100 executives and perform unspeakable horrors while the CEOs scream, “LOG OUT, LOG OUT! ! !” Larry Ellison has been known to dress as a Geisha at many of these affairs.

    They call it the Executive Service Pack.

    MW: respect. How fitting.

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