In a new article for Fortune, Adam Lashinsky talks to Apple’s retail boss Angela Ahrendts who talks about Tim Cook’s leadership – and how he lured her to Apple.
“The first time Tim Cook interviewed Angela Ahrendts they met in Cupertino, Calif., where Apple is based, but not at Apple’s offices,” Lashinsky reports. “An Indiana native, Ahrendts was CEO of Burberry in London at the time, and Cook was looking for a new head of Apple’s retail operation, his previous hire not having worked out. Both were famous, and least in certain circles, and the two didn’t want to be spotted together.”
Lashinsky reports, “Ahrendts had been thriving at Burberry, and was flattered to be called but hardly thought she’d join Apple. ‘I did not expect to be moved by the man, and I left and I thought, ‘Ohhhhh! My life was perfect. Aaargh, why, why, why?'”
Read more in the full article here.
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