TIME presents its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, from artists and leaders to pioneers, titans and icons. TIME Magazine features seven different special edition covers each featuring one of the TIME 100: Elon Musk, Rand Paul, Jennifer Lawrence, Jay Z, Aamir Khan, Malala Yousafzai, and Li Na. Notably, Apple CEO Tim Cook, although he made the list last year, is nowhere to be found, but Jony Ive did make the list:
Jony Ive is himself classic Apple. Brushed steel, polished glass hardware, complicated software honed to simplicity. His genius is not just his ability to see what others cannot but also how he applies it. To watch him with his workmates in the holy of holies, Apple’s design lab, or on a night out is to observe a very rare esprit de corps. They love their boss, and he loves them. What the competitors don’t seem to understand is you cannot get people this smart to work this hard just for money. Jony is Obi-Wan. His team are Jedi whose nobility depends on the pursuit of greatness over profit, believing the latter will always follow the former, stubbornly passing up near-term good opportunities to pursue great ones in the distance. Jony’s values happen to add value — emotional and financial. It takes a unique alchemy of form and function for millions of people to feel so passionately about the robot in their pocket. – Bono, musician and activist
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