Fortune Again Names Apple World's Most Admired Company

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    In the 2010 edition of its annual ranking of "World's Most Admired Companies", Fortune placed Apple at the top of the list for the third year in a row and by the highest margin ever in the survey's ten-year history. Apple was followed in the rankings by Google, Berkshire Hathaway, Johnson & Johnson, and Amazon.
    Reithofer also ranked Apple CEO Steve Jobs as his most admired CEO. And beyond the overall crown, Apple took the top spot in the sub-category of Innovation while placing second in People Management. The company was also recognized as fourth in Quality of Products/Services and in a tie for sixth with Amazon in Management Quality.

    Fortune's rankings were based on a poll of 4,200 corporate executives, directors, and industry analysts.

    Article Link: Fortune Again Names Apple World's Most Admired Company
     
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    I admire lots of companies including Apple but its time to hand it over.

    Fortune need to realise that if there is no new winners in the list it is a lot like ignoring the F1 because you know Ferrari can win it year-on-year. It's not newsworthy anymore Fortune.
     
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    Admired compared to what?

    This is all relative.

    I am not buying this one, it has to be bribed or more HYPE!
     
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    And after it was announced, the whole world let out a sigh signifying a letdown...
     
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    Google is going to drop like a stone in this type of ranking in the coming years when their dodgy privacy practices and Microsoft-like behavior are exposed.
     
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    It amazes me how much the internet is utilized for complaining.
     
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    Yes! I live for threads like this. My productivivty is tanking already...

    Being admired by other executives is very different than being admired by the public, although Apple's recent success seems to indicate that the public admires it too.
     
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    Looks like Apple managed to bribe EVERYONE, EVERY YEAR.

    And the hype with Apple is always backed up by substance.
     
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    Uh oh, Apple praise? Unleash the trolls!

    How could it not be Microsoft? The injustice of it all...
     
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    More good news about Apple means more trolls in the thread.
     
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    haha

    I admired them too.
    but gotta focus on hardwares too, not just softwares.
    plus.. release mbp and 13" with anti glare
     
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    Just another opportunity to update the Ignore list. ;)
     
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    Only an ignorant person would deny Apple the consistent accolades they get. Well deserved whether you're a fan of their products or not.
     
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    more expensive -> not everyone has it.. a ferrari is expensive, "that's" because not everyone has it.. by your logic, I must like a Jaguar XK8, because not everyone has it...your statement makes no sense at all, sorry.. granted, there are some people who judge things by this logic, but I don't think it's the majority..

    (BTW: when I bought my first mac 2,5 years ago, I bought it because I wanted to know "what it's all about"... and VISTA...)
     
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    Guess this means I'll be able to read Fortune on my iPad for free (subsidized by Apple).
     
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    I'm convinced that they are people who are bitter they didn't buy AAPL five years ago at $44/share and cringe when they see it at $210 today.
     
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    Yes, that's the same way people feel about my wife, Morgan Fairchild.
     
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    1 year target estimate: $275
     
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    What does stock have to do with my expectations?
     
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    Well then, please be more specific.

    As an AAPL shareholder and occasional Apple customer, that is one of my expectations. I expect Apple to competently execute their overall business strategy, meet their goals, which in turn will increase shareholder value to that $275 price point for AAPL one year hence.
     
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    Why is Google on that list? 4 years of bowing to Chinese censorship. :confused:
     
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    I've been continually disappointed with their computer line in seeking a replacement for my MacBook. It's to the point where my Late 2007 MacBook is too good at what it does. (I'm already rolling my eyes to that spin fest.) I don't see any incentive from Apple to buy new or more hardware from them short of some sort of critical failure. The applications, concepts, and operating system are endearing but as many have said new hardware doesn't stop my "old" Mac from working.

    What do I have to look forward to?
     
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    I'm not sure. You've backed yourself into quite a corner.
     
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    Well its easier to automatically assume its ***** because then theres no let down and when somethings really good, it actully brightens you up.
     

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