An Article About Tim Cook

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by vitzr, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    Here's an article from Apple Insider:

    Thursday, January 20, 2011
    Apple's Tim Cook profiled as "most powerful gay man in Silicon Valley"

    By Daniel Eran Dilger

    Published: 11:00 PM EST (08:00 PM PST)
    Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs has left operations chief Tim Cook in command during extended periods of medical leave three times now, indicating confidence in a man who has been described as Jobs' heir apparent for years.

    Valleywag profiled Cook as being "as reticent to acknowledge his sexual orientation as he has his prowess in overseeing the company supply chain," noting that despite being a "famously quiet and collected person," Cook "will find his backstory, both personal and professional, the topic of increasing interest and discussion in the tech community."

    The profile notes that "Cook's rise to his position—he is one of the most powerful corporate executives in the world, to say nothing of being the most powerful gay person in tech by a mile—is also a tribute to his skill and work ethic on the one hand, and to the utterly unconventional and unconventionally empowering people skills of Jobs on the other."

    Wonder how the opinionated Apple Faithful will react to this...
  2. andyplace macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    It would be a breakthrough for a lot of people to see a CEO of the world's most admired/valued company to come out, so much that it would probably strengthen the brand.

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