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Old Feb 27, 2014, 08:07 AM   #1
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Apple Tops Fortune's 'Most Admired Companies' List for Seventh Consecutive Year




Apple again topped Fortune's annual list of the "World's Most Admired Companies", claiming the title for the seventh year in a row. Apple's ranking on the list was followed by Amazon, Google, Berkshire Hathaway, and Starbucks.

The ranking was based on a survey taken by corporate peers including executives, directors, and industry analysts who graded each company based on key attributes such as innovation, people management, social responsibility and more. Apple earned an overall score of 7.94, beating out Amazon which scored a 7.09.
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The iconic tech company known for the iPhone and other stylish and user-friendly products is back in the top spot on this year's list, for the seventh year in a row. Apple, the most valuable brand on the planet according to Interbrand, brought in $171 billion in revenues in FY2013 and is flush with cash, but fan boys and girls (not to mention the market) are getting antsy to see its next big product. Bets are on a smartwatch or AppleTV, but the company is also reportedly turning its attention to cars and medical devices. -- Erika Fry
Apple was also ranked number one in seven of the nine key attributes of reputation listed in the poll. It ranked number five in social responsibility and number two in global competitiveness, following rival Google in the latter category.

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Old Feb 27, 2014, 08:11 AM   #2
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I can see this,
I'd like to work for them and they produce awesome products
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 08:12 AM   #3
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They're #1 in my book!
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 08:15 AM   #4
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Congratulations to Apple! They're a good company all around.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 08:17 AM   #5
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Who "Admires" Google, other than doe-eyed Wall Street types? I'm terrified of Google and avoid them every chance I get.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 08:23 AM   #6
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The fact that Amazon is #2, given the numerous human rights abuses that have occurred, is pretty sad.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 08:28 AM   #7
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The fact that Amazon is #2, given the numerous human rights abuses that have occurred, is pretty sad.
man, "The Top Companies with most human rights abuses" list is the same.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 08:32 AM   #8
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Number one -- except on Wall Street.

Go figure.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 08:33 AM   #9
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From a UK perspective, Tax dodgers unite!

It is a shame that this is the most admired companies list in the world, when there is not one on the list that is not out for themselves big time.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 08:36 AM   #10
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I bet the Amazon drones will be flying around today with a real chip on their shoulder.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 08:38 AM   #11
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Number one -- except on Wall Street.

Go figure.
Pretty much. I can't think of another company where the company and the stock are like two completely different entities.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 08:39 AM   #12
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Poor Samsung, not even in the top 20.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 08:45 AM   #13
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Look at the 'Nine key attributes of reputation'. None of them are about how the company helps people. I ADMIRE any nurse or doctor way more than any multi-billion dollar tech company.
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From a UK perspective, Tax dodgers unite!

It is a shame that this is the most admired companies list in the world, when there is not one on the list that is not out for themselves big time.
They're businesses.
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Surprisingly I only saw 8 companies on the list of 50 that are outside of the US. I was also surprised to find AT&T at number 50 ahead of the other US telcos.

Basically, the list is a bit surprising.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 08:55 AM   #16
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Prediction: Costco will be in the top 5 by next year.
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Lol, Google scares the **** out of me. If more people knew Google's vision statement, they would be also.
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From a UK perspective, Tax dodgers unite!

It is a shame that this is the most admired companies list in the world, when there is not one on the list that is not out for themselves big time.
Pretty much, doing everything they can to avoid paying tax in the companies they sell in.
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From a UK perspective, Tax dodgers unite!

It is a shame that this is the most admired companies list in the world, when there is not one on the list that is not out for themselves big time.
How else do you think you can get to the top? No one or thing can get to the top if that's not their primary goal.

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Look at the 'Nine key attributes of reputation'. None of them are about how the company helps people. I ADMIRE any nurse or doctor way more than any multi-billion dollar tech company.
Do you really think that Apple doesn't help people? Their products have changed the world by helping people live a far better life in a multitude of ways. Your doctor and nurse sell one-on-one personal service. Apple sells products that make overall life better and more enjoyable, and have done one hell of a great job doing it for many years.
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They're businesses.

Doesn't mean they have to funnel revenues through Ireland and Luxembourg does it?

I am fully aware of what a business is by the way!
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Prediction: Costco will be in the top 5 by next year.
I didn't know that Costco was known or popular 'world-wide'.
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They're businesses.
Therein lies the problem.
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Old Feb 27, 2014, 09:27 AM   #23
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[QUOTE=JHankwitz;18822081]How else do you think you can get to the top? No one or thing can get to the top if that's not their primary goal.[COLOR="#808080"]

Well my opinion is that if the top companies of the world paid the correct amount of corporation tax maybe the national debts of the major world economies might not be so bad.
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Pretty much, doing everything they can to avoid paying tax in the companies they sell in.
Don't you also take every possible deduction available at tax time? Why should Apple or any other entity be any different than you?
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It should be Ferrari in the list too
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