Apple CEO Tim Cook named to TIME’s list of ‘100 Most Influential People of 2021’

Apple CEO Tim Cook is one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2021 according to TIME’s newly published rankings.

Apple CEO Tim Cook named to TIME's list of '100 Most Influential People of 2021'
Apple CEO Tim Cook

Nike co-founder Phil Knight for Time Magazine:

In 2005, when we first talked to Tim Cook about becoming a member of the Nike board, we were hoping to add a good decisionmaker to the team. Within a short time, he proved himself to be a man of excellent judgment, able to think tactically and strategically in an industry far different from his own. He also offered the most valuable attribute of any leader in any field: wisdom.

Outside of our work together, I have known Tim as both a friend and as a rival college-football fan. (The tally since Tim joined Nike’s board: Auburn 2 wins, Oregon 0. So far.) Virtually all leaders of large organizations today have high IQs. What separates the good from the great are intangibles such as character, compassion, courage—adjectives that apply to Tim.

One of his most difficult challenges was the change of leadership at Apple after Steve Jobs passed away, the Steve Jobs who was beloved and recognized around the world as a genius.

This almost impossible transition was handled with amazing dignity and grace, and announced to the world in his own quiet way: “I am not the second Steve Jobs. I am the first Tim Cook.”

And by the way, in the 10 years since… Apple stock has gone up 1,000%, making it the most valuable company in the world.

MacDailyNews Note: This is not the first time that Apple CEO Tim Cook made TIME’s “Most Influential People” list. More examples here.

5 Comments

  1. Knight & Cook are both in bed with China and embrace SJ-Warriorism. A like mind effusing brightly about Cook. Ok.

    Cook did follow in un-fillable shoes and he is an excellent bookkeeper…I must say.

  2. What a joke. This guy failed at business 101, diversification. China holds apple by the shorthairs for YEARS now. This pandemic has taught him nothing. He has put 0% of production in the US for the iPhone.

    He harped on privacy and hugely betrayed apple users with his phone scanning bs.

    A profound failure and liar.

    1. You are entitled to your opinions.

      Whose opinion of Cook should we believe, the ramblings of an anonymous online troll who is never satisfied, or the clear confidence Steve Jobs had?

      Furthermore, if you can run a company better, then why are you so coy about your credentials? Tell us what kickass company you run. You must be a billionaire since you are so much smarter than anyone at Apple right now. why can’t you point this site to cheerlead for a more successful company’s stock?

      The subject of the piece was influential people, and obviously Cook has massive influence. He gets each of the regular psycho right wing trolls to spend hours of every day bitchin about every single thing Apple or Cook does, every fscking day. That is powerful influence to get so many cranially damaged whiners to keep banging their heads against a brick wall, which after a decade of Cook as CEO has accomplished what exactly? Yeah, tell us one instance where you complaining on an ad infested WordPress page made any difference to Cook or Apple’s actions.

      Whiners got far too much time on their hands. Maybe you should volunteer at an animal shelter where the residents might care what electronic hardships and political BS has ruined your day, every day.

      Hal: as if you give a shyt about any Muslims anywhere on the globe. Go buy a phone with no Chinese content and tell us all about it. If you can’t do that, then STFU. Drunk-a$$ Nixon “opened China for business” and every American CEO since the early’70’s has outsourced as fast as he could, regardless what political party he aligned with. If you can’t see that, then you’re drunker than the Crook.

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.