Apple Tops Fortune's 'Most Admired Companies' List for Seventh Consecutive Year

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    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.

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    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.
    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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    I can see this,
    I'd like to work for them :D and they produce awesome products
     
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    Congratulations to Apple! They're a good company all around.
     
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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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    The fact that Amazon is #2, given the numerous human rights abuses that have occurred, is pretty sad.
     
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    man, "The Top Companies with most human rights abuses" list is the same.
     
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    except ...

    Number one -- except on Wall Street.

    Go figure.
     
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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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    I bet the Amazon drones will be flying around today with a real chip on their shoulder.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Pretty much, doing everything they can to avoid paying tax in the companies they sell in.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    I didn't know that Costco was known or popular 'world-wide'.
     
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    Therein lies the problem.
     
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    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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