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Old Feb 28, 2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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Apple Tops Fortune's 'Most Admired Companies' List For Sixth Year Running




Apple has won the number one slot in Fortune's annual "World's Most Admired Companies" list for the sixth year in a row.

The ranking is based on*a large-scale poll of corporate executives, directors, and industry analysts who were asked to rank companies by*nine key attributes: Innovation, People management, Use of corporate assets, Social responsibility, Quality of management, Financial soundness, Long-term investment, Quality of products/services and Global competitiveness. Apple scored #1 in all nine categories.
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Apple has had a rough time lately with its stock price in a free fall and the widely publicized failure of its Maps feature. However, it remains a financial juggernaut, posting $13 billion in net income last quarter, making it the most profitable company in the world during that period. The company has its fanatical customer base, and it still refuses to compete on price, making the iconic iPhone and iPad products that are still widely seen as prestige devices. Competition may be stiff, but so far it remains behind: In Q4 2012, the iPhone 5 was the world's best selling smartphone, followed in second place by the iPhone 4S.
The announcement is a bit of an embarrassment for Brad Chase, founding partner of Capitol Media Partners, who wrote a Forbes guest post earlier this week predicting that "bumbling" Apple would lose its number one slot and arguing that Fortune would have to "defy logic" to place Apple at the top once again. Confusion between Fortune and Forbes led to Chase's opinion piece being misreported by several media outlets earlier this week as Apple having actually lost its slot in a Forbes ranking.

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Old Feb 28, 2013, 09:48 AM   #2
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I thought Apple was doomed and done for?
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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egg in face much? Just goes to show these investors know **** about running a company... well other than into the ground.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 09:51 AM   #4
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It's just Magical! (Tim Cook voice).
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 09:51 AM   #5
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google could take no 1 with the innovation they have come up lately.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 09:55 AM   #6
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google could take no 1 with the innovation they have come up lately.
Chromebook Pixel the $1000+ web browser, so innovative. Google glass however is a different story but thats not released yet.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 10:01 AM   #7
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google could take no 1 with the innovation they have come up lately.
It's easy to innovate when you just create everything that comes to mind and see what sticks. Running a business is also about spending money wisely. I'm sure Apple has had a million ideas that would be considered innovation, but they had the good sense not to waste money on it. Failures like Ping aren't a long list after Jobs came back.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 10:02 AM   #8
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google could take no 1 with the innovation they have come up lately.
Google could easily take first if they made there own hardware. Chromebook Pixel is remarkable hardware instead of fragmenting everything just so they can be "open"
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 10:07 AM   #9
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I'd like to see this survey by region. How does Apple hold up outside the U.S. compared to inside the U.S?
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 10:43 AM   #10
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Chromebook Pixel is remarkable hardware
I'm sure I'm missing something, but how is the Pixel remarkable hardware?
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 10:06 AM   #11
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google could take no 1 with the innovation they have come up lately.
How?
What Innovation have they come up with?
I miss the days where they were just a search engine.
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google could take no 1 with the innovation they have come up lately.
I don't know, as much as Google are able to come up with innovative products, those products (the physical ones) rarely ever affect our daily lives because they rarely are worth buying, or even possible to buy.

How many people do you know personally who own (or plan to own soon) a Chromebook Pixel? A Nexus Q? A Google TV? Google Fiber? How many plan to buy Google Glass at launch?

Now how many people do you know who use recent Apple products daily? Who buy new ones at launch?

Google mostly make niche products that aren't necessarily bad, but still niche products for a reason or another. Most of their income comes from services, mostly targeted ads with information mined from services like web search, maps, gmail, youtube etc. which haven't significantly evolved recently.
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I don't know, as much as Google are able to come up with innovative products, those products (the physical ones) rarely ever affect our daily lives because they rarely are worth buying, or even possible to buy.

How many people do you know personally who own (or plan to own soon) a Chromebook Pixel? A Nexus Q? A Google TV? Google Fiber? How many plan to buy Google Glass at launch?

Now how many people do you know who use recent Apple products daily? Who buy new ones at launch?

Google mostly make niche products that aren't necessarily bad, but still niche products for a reason or another. Most of their income comes from services, mostly targeted ads with information mined from services like web search, maps, gmail, youtube etc. which haven't significantly evolved recently.
It's because google pushes the envelope and some/most of their projects aren't geared towards mass-market adoption (yet). Not a lot of companies are willing to innovate crazy products like this so I applaud Google for being one of the few. Kind of reminds me of the iPod, iPhone, and iPad with Apple -- these products came before their time. I see a similar thing happening with some of googles innovations such as self-driving cars.
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google could take no 1 with the innovation they have come up lately.
Are you referring to Google Glass? I think that's going to sell about as well as the Nexus Q and if they're lucky, Google TV.
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You don't see Samsung on that list.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 10:02 AM   #17
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You don't see Samsung on that list.
lol they're #35 on the list!
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lol they're #35 on the list!
Not defending or attacking anyone (much less a company), but it still #35 out of how many companies in the world?

It's like the saying that goes "you don't win silver, you loose gold"... you're still #2 out of 7 billion people...

EDIT: what is more impressive, imho, is the ratio of US companies vs "outside US", and I say that as a Canadian.
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You don't see Samsung on that list.
Don't worry. They just haven't gotten around to bribing Fortune yet.
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Don't worry. They just haven't gotten around to bribing Fortune yet.
how dare you

show me where they were found guilty of bribery?
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 10:10 AM   #21
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You don't see Samsung on that list.
You don't see any non-US companies on that list.....

And any list that puts Coca-Cola and Starbucks in the top 5 most 'admired' companies on the entire planet can't be taken that seriously.

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How is Google being innovative? Do you mean the stupid Glass thing? *rotflmao*
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FedEx, really? UPS may not be as "sexy" but they are the workhorse there. Great company IMHO. 20 pounds 4 days ground NY to LA for about $14.00!
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FedEx, really? UPS may not be as "sexy" but they are the workhorse there. Great company IMHO. 20 pounds 4 days ground NY to LA for about $14.00!
I agree, they may be admired or sexy, but at least UPS gets the package to the right place. I have had more than 2 issues in the last year, with a new one. Two weeks ago had a delivery tag on my door requiring a signature. Funny, I hadn't ordered anything, they were supposed to attempt delivery next day, never showed, and that tracking number is still in 'limbo'. I feel sorry for who was supposed to get that package.

Yeah for Apple, Hope they keep it up!
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Incorrect Numbering

The numbering is wrong for the ratings. If you sort by rating, you would get:

1 Apple 8.24
2 Google 8.01
3 Starbucks 7.94
4 Disney 7.84
5 IBM 7.37
6 Coca-Cola 7.32
7 Amazon.com 7.28
8 Berkshire Hathaway 7.18
9 Fedex 7
10 Southwest 5.52

It also seems surprising that there's nothing between 7 and 5.52.
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