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Apple Named 'World's Most Admired Company' for 12th Year in a Row

Despite its recent financial stumble, Apple has topped Fortune's annual ranking of the World's Most Admired Companies for the 12th consecutive year.


Apple finished ahead of Amazon, the runner-up for a third consecutive year, while Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway, The Walt Disney Company, and coffee chain Starbucks rounded off the top five. Apple rivals Microsoft, Google, and Samsung ranked 6th, 7th, and 50th respectively.

Apple topped the list in every category, such as innovation, quality of management, social responsibility, use of corporate assets, financial soundness, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness.

The rankings were determined by "some 3,750 executives, analysts, directors, and experts" who selected the 10 companies they admired most:
As we have in the past, Fortune collaborated with our partner Korn Ferry on this survey of corporate reputations. […]

To select our 50 All-Stars, Korn Ferry asked 3,750 executives, directors, and securities analysts who had responded to the industry surveys to select the 10 companies they admired most. They chose from a list made up of the companies that ranked in the top 25% in last year’s surveys, plus those that finished in the top 20% of their industry. Anyone could vote for any company in any industry.
Fortune also asked its respondents to weigh in on the reputations of the executives who lead these top companies, with 79 respondents calling Apple CEO Tim Cook "underrated" and 183 calling him "overrated."



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4 weeks ago
I would be interested to know what the forum members think about this? :)
Looking forward to reading some "positive" comments as usual.
Rating: 21 Votes
4 weeks ago
What other company can charge $749 for sub-1080p screens and still have them sell? I mean, you gotta admire that
Rating: 19 Votes
4 weeks ago
I'm more irritated with Apple than I have ever been before. Form over function and more BS and spin than usual.
Rating: 10 Votes
4 weeks ago
"Fortune also asked its respondents to weigh in on the reputations of the executives ('http://fortune.com/2019/01/22/most-over-and-underrated-ceos/') who lead these top companies, with 79 respondents calling Apple CEO Tim Cook "underrated" and 183 calling him "overrated."

2.3:1 vote Cook "overrated".
[Cook "winning!"/s]
Rating: 8 Votes
4 weeks ago
Yes, I do admire the hobbled products, the products that have been neglected and discontinued, and the astronomical high prices, the reduced quality control, and the sheer number uncritical fans.
Rating: 8 Votes
4 weeks ago
In other news, MacRumors curmudgeons voted Apple the Most Heinous Company. In typically humorless forum posts, Apple critics disregard all evidence to the contrary and unilaterally declare Apple as the worst company to ever exist.

“Where is my US$99 iPhone?” seems to be the rallying cry. “Apple keeps overcharging. We know they use slave labor and never pay taxes. They also use inferior intel parts. No way there’s more than 3¢ worth of parts there,” others say. Rampant denial and equivocation is expected when news is received that anyone could reasonably disagree.

Expect to see more comments of “Fire Tim Cook” as critics rally together in force not seen since the last Guy Fawkes day.
Rating: 6 Votes
4 weeks ago

Microsoft, Google, and Samsung ranked 6th, 7th, and 50th respectively.

I'm surprised to see Apple's biggest admirer ranked so low.
Rating: 6 Votes
4 weeks ago
Apple stock tells a different story for the last 6 months
Rating: 5 Votes
4 weeks ago
enter the good ol' lynching party
Rating: 4 Votes
4 weeks ago

What other company can charge $749 for sub-1080p screens and still have them sell? I mean, you gotta admire that

What other company has people complaining that a 5.1 inch screen doesn't have 1080p resolution, when nobody has eyes that can see the difference? (There were even complaints that an iPhone doesn't have a 4K screen).
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APPL's estimated earning range ...


Nobody will ever take you serious if you talk about APPL, which is a long defunct oil company. Apple is AAPL.
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Let me restate, then:
Of the 4243 respondents, that called-out a personal opinion of Cook's management style:

183/4243 [overrated] : 72/4243 [underrated]
2.3 : 1 felt Cook overrated
(Off [(182+72)/4243]=6% that voted an opinion)


Bravo. In reality, it was just over 4%. 94% feel that Tim Cook is rated exactly right.
Rating: 3 Votes

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