Nike Appoints Apple CEO Tim Cook as Lead Independent Director

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    Nike today announced some changes to its board of directors, which will see Apple CEO Tim Cook serving as lead independent director going forward. Cook has been a member of Nike's board since 2005, serving as chair of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee.

    Nike Chairman Phil Knight has also retired from the board of directors and is being replaced by Mark Parker, who has served as Nike's president and CEO since 2006, in a transition that was first announced a year ago.

    In addition to serving on Nike's board of directors, Apple CEO Tim Cook also serves on the board of directors for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, a role he was appointed to earlier this year.

    Article Link: Nike Appoints Apple CEO Tim Cook as Lead Independent Director
     
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    I kind of wonder if Cook would be a better CEO of Nike than he is of Apple.

    Not that he's done a bad job.
     
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    That isn't something you hear a lot around here.
     
  4. tw1ll macrumors regular

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    Stick to your day job....you have enough trouble getting the right results for shareholders at Apple.
     
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    All these jobs and he still couldn't deliver iOS 10 beta 2 today.
     
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    I wish he became the CEO of Nike, or anything other than Apple. I haven't seen Apple create any amazing new products under his leadership, and if anything Apple's product line is as weak as it's ever been.
     
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    Rainbow laces would be amazing.
     
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    So what is a lead independent director? Just more responsibility?
     
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    Innovative shoelaces!
     
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    Soldered shoelaces! :D
     
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    How can you run the worlds biggest company AND do this? He's a busy guy.
     
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    Lol Cook can't even run Apple and here he is trying to run the US government and now part of Nike. Tim lacks laser focus, which shows. Apple's product lines are bloated and old. Steve Jobs came back to Apple and cleaned up the product lines. I think we need Steve 2.0 to fix Apple.
     
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    Send me there for a weekend.
     
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    Smart laces coming your way. Will sync w/ your iPhone to let you know your shoes are untied. only available with our special shoelace adapter - there is also only one hole or "port" if you will needed for these smart laces. Only $299
     
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    Apple has a lot of products because they are a mature company... reaching hundreds of millions of customers a year. And those customers have different tastes, needs and budgets.

    It's a lot different than it was in 1997.

    Why does Ford sell 17 different models? All they really need is a family sedan and a pickup truck. ;)
     
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    I want more new exciting products with Air in the name. Like the Lightning Mac Shoe For You AIR. I hope those are in the amazing product pipeline.
     
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    He would be an exactly as good or bad CEO of Nike than he is of Apple – which perfectly summarizes his problem in comparison to Steve Jobs: Tim Cook is a data accounting man with no real passion for the product itself. (As ridiciously hard as he tries to pretend in the keynotes in the good old Steve way ...) Cook could also be CEO of a toilet paper company or an oil firm as of tomorrow. Which is okay, most CEOs are probably like this – but IMO it's not the trait which drove Apple from nearly insolvent to most valuable company of the world in 15 years.

    Personally I think he was a much better COO.
     
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    Completely spoiled perception of reality.

    Name a single company that wouldn't trade their product line (including OSs, etc) with Apple's.
     
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    Apple truly is the equivalent of Titanic. Iceberg hit.
     
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    Via assistants/aides!?
     
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    And thinner.....
     

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