CNNMoney’s 2014 CEO of the Year: Apple’s Tim Cook

“Apple is the apple of Wall Street’s eye again,” Paul R. La Monica writes for CNNMoney. “And that’s why Tim Cook is our choice for best CEO of 2014.”

La Monica writes, “The stock is up 40% this year and near an all-time high thanks to the launch of the latest iPhones and Apple Pay service as well as excitement about the Apple Watch due out in 2015.”

“Cook has arguably the toughest CEO job in America. He’s had to convince skeptics that Apple can still innovate after the death of Steve Jobs,” La Monica writes. “He’s proven all the naysayers wrong.”

Read more in the full article here.


  1. No, CNNMoney, he has not proven any naysayer wrong. His company’s stock is languishing somewhere between half and one-third of what it should be selling for – whenever you do your homework and come back with something other than claptrap analysis, please don’t bother us.

  2. Congratulations! Now lets fix the software side:

    From MDN:

    Apple needs to do better. Our expectations, some of us as users of Apple products since the early 1980s, are not being met when it comes to operating system quality. Used to be, you could pretty confidently install brand new operating systems from Apple. Recently, we’re more inclined to wait for a few point releases than not. It’s downright Microsoftian. Lately, your software seems rushed, Apple. Is “rush job” really the impression you want to give your customers?

    Slow down, Apple! Getting it right is far more important than getting it out.

    Frankly, Tim, we don’t need a new Mac or iPhone/iPad operating system every year and Apple Inc. doesn’t need it, either. What we really need are operating systems that are rock solid and do what they’re supposed to do when they’re supposed to do it. That would be good for Apple, too – in more ways than one. Simply add new features to existing OSes with continued point releases that refine and extend the experiences and services you want to deliver.

    And… pause to toggle OS X Yosemite’s Wi-Fi off and on for the third time this morning… fix the fscking OS X Wi-Fi, will you already? It’s embarrassing.

    Seriously. Go back to when it friggin’ worked right (prior to OS X Mavericks) and figure out WTF you changed/added that screwed it up and FIX IT. Sheesh.

  3. The article states this about Tim Cook “He’s proven all the naysayers wrong.” well that ain’t exactly true as long as Jay Morrison is around. “He’s proven all the relevant naysayers wrong.”

    There fixed it.

    Hmmm Blackberry’s CEO is on the list as well. MDN has been quite silent about them recently. I don’t know if they will be able to stage a comeback but heck if they do….

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