“It wasn’t long after Apple, Inc. CEO, Tim Cook, took over for the late Steve Jobs and the tech media was howling for his head,” Mark Reschke writes for TGAAP. “August 24, 2014 will mark Tim Cook’s third year as CEO at Apple, and today boos and jeers have all but disappeared. The ‘Down with Tim!’ cries have been replaced with praise being piled onto the CEO.”
“The tech media and analysts piling onto Cook can be attributed to many motivations. Self notoriety, loathing of Apple, or simply being to quick to judge Tim Cook’s meekness, perceiving it as weakness rather than an emerging strength,” Reschke writes. “Cook’s leadership is is proving out to be the near perfect successor to Steve Jobs, pulling Apple in subtle directions Jobs would never have ventured.”
MacDailyNews Take: It’s quite impossible to say with any certainty where Steve Jobs might have ventured beyond that where he led would likely have been amazing.
Reschke writes, “The purchase of Beats Electronics is something that Jobs would never have approved.”
MacDailyNews Take: “Never” is a word that should be used almost never. That said, we’ll never know where Jobs’ and Iovine’s friendship would have led.
Reschke writes, “Steve Jobs was often blinded by tunnel vision, proving both a blessing and a curse for Apple. But it [sic] Jobs blind spots that are allowing Tim Cook to be the prefect Steve Jobs successor. His balanced, yet disciplined approach to leadership has given Apple a broader brush, benefiting developers and customers alike, and this Fall is going to showcase his leadership in ways no one thought possible following in the footsteps of Steve Jobs.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Tim Cook is an excellent CEO who’s been constantly underestimated and who has the thankless (monetary compensation excepted) task of following Steve Jobs. Nobody knows what Jobs would have or wouldn’t have done. Steve Jobs was famous for believing one thing with every fiber of his being (or at least saying he did) and then changing his mind and doing a 180-degree about-face the very next day. His malleable mind, not set in stone, was one of his greatest strengths.