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Tim Cook Named 'CEO of the Year' by CNN

tim_cook_time_photoCNN has named Tim Cook as "CEO of the Year" for 2014, pointing towards a hefty rise in stock price and some record-breaking product launches as the main reasons behind the award. Cook sits in first place ahead of a number of other high-profile CEOs, including John Chen of BlackBerry, Mary Barra of GM, and Meg Whitman of HP.

Though CNN mainly points to Apple being the "apple of Wall Street's eye again," with its stock up 40 percent this year, individual factors contributing to the rising stock price are taken into account as well.

CNN argues Cook did "an amazing job" this year, ushering the company through major events such as the successful launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as the growing ubiquity of Apple Pay. The crescendo of excitement surrounding the Apple Watch's launch in early 2015 is also cited as a big win for the Apple CEO.
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. He's proven all the naysayers wrong.
CNN's CEO of the Year isn't the only award Cook will walk away with this year. Earlier in December, he received the Financial Time's "Person of the Year" award, which cited similar reasons for the award, namely proving Apple can succeed in the wake of Steve Jobs' passing and his infusion of new and fresh ideas into the company. Cook was also nominated for TIME's 2014 "Person of the Year" award, but ultimately lost out to the Ebola Fighters.

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23 months ago
For soldering RAM to motherboards and making Apple HW disposable :apple:
Rating: 49 Votes
23 months ago
Well, the company is certainly making money but the OS is a disaster and he managed to piss off thousands of people with the Mac Mini soldered RAM and pathetic 'upgrade'.
Hope he gets his act together
Rating: 43 Votes
23 months ago

For soldering RAM to motherboards and making Apple HW disposable :apple:


All about that profit margin. But if I wanted to pile on,

Aggressively pushing software releases that weren't ready or tested

Pushing his own personal agenda on behalf of the company

"THINNER IS BETTER"
Rating: 38 Votes
23 months ago

For soldering RAM to motherboards and making Apple HW disposable :apple:


Well, the company is certainly making money but the OS is a disaster and he managed to piss off thousands of people with the Mac Mini soldered RAM and pathetic 'upgrade'.
Hope he gets his act together


All about that profit margin. But if I wanted to pile on,

Aggressively pushing software releases that weren't ready or tested

Pushing his own personal agenda on behalf of the company

"THINNER IS BETTER"


This exemplifies how out of touch MacRumors users are with the rest of the world.

Keep them coming.
Rating: 34 Votes
23 months ago
iPhone 6,+ win
iPhone 6 plus +win
applepay, +win
iPad Air 2 +win
iMac 5k +win

iOS 8 -Fail
Yosemite, -problematic
Mac Mini -fail
iCloud -fail
iCloud drive -fail
iPad Mini 3 -fail
No Apple TV updates -fail
iPhotos (or lack thereof) -fail

;)
Rating: 30 Votes
23 months ago
Why do I get the uncomfortable suspicion that one of the reasons why he was awarded this was because he came out publically?
Rating: 21 Votes
23 months ago

Wah.. Wah.. Wah..

Pathetic crowd :rolleyes:


So we're not allowed to criticize someone whom we don't feel is necessarily deserving of this award because of the shortcomings of their company? :rolleyes:
Rating: 18 Votes
23 months ago

Why does that matter or cause you an "uncomfortable" suspicion?


Because coming out publically as gay isn't exactly an award-winning achievement.
Rating: 15 Votes
23 months ago
Shame it's CNN. It's just another gossip, celebrity and title whoring blog site. Perhaps it was a News Site with real Journalist Integrity at one point, but these days, its close to being another TMZ.
Rating: 14 Votes
23 months ago
Is it coz he's gay? I can't see any other reason for giving him this award. Two new product launches in a whole year is just pathetic. Only reason the share price has gone up is coz he's wasted billions of dollars buying back their own shares. What a criminal waste of money in a world full of poverty and starvation. Happy Christmas Mr Cook you useless sack of ****.
Rating: 13 Votes

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