Tim Cook Featured in TIME's List of '100 Most Influential People'

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has made TIME's annual list of "the 100 most influential people" alongside several other notable celebrities, business executives, scientists, authors, healthcare professionals, iconic leaders and more.

    Cook's segment was written by John Lewis, a civil rights leader and Democratic Congressman from Georgia. The chief executive last made TIME's list in 2012, less than one year after the passing of Steve Jobs.
    While not included in the list himself, Apple design chief Jonathan Ive also wrote a piece on Airbnb founder and fellow designer Brian Chesky, describing him as a "travel revolutionary" that has created a new way to build community through his startup. "Brian Chesky's audacity is fabulous. He dares to believe that we shouldn't be strangers, that we can have a sense of true belonging whenever, wherever we travel."

    Notable inclusions in the tech industry include YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun. Other highly recognizable names making the list include Emma Watson, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Hillary Clinton, Pope Francis, Tim McGraw and Vladimir Putin. Cook was also nominated for TIME's "Person of the Year" award in 2014.

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  2. heeloliver macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2014
    Santa Cruz, CA, USA
    something something Cook is bad, Apple is doomed
  3. jayducharme macrumors 68040


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    Let's see Samsung (and other companies) copy that!
  4. Daws001 macrumors 6502


    Jul 27, 2011
    The States
    That's a good photo of Tim.

    Is it next Friday yet :(
  5. Reason077 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2007
    I can't help but notice he's listed below Kayne West.

    Just wait until Tim Cook activates the mind control field secretly built into every iOS device.

    Then we'll see who's influential.
  6. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
  7. Infinitewisdom macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2012
    The environmental and social responsibility aspects of Apple are what impress me the most about Tim Cook. But at the same time I wonder if perhaps those things don't distract away from the products. It's hard to be laser focused about producing the best products if you're dealing with so many other things.
  8. iBug2 macrumors 68040

    Jun 12, 2005
    Sorry but how is Kim Kardashian influential? I can understand Emma Watson being in the list due to her recent "political" career but who does Kim Kardashian influence really?
  9. Avatar74 macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2007
    I think people are still underestimating the impact of his coming out while still an active CEO, and of the most admired company in the world.

    I work for a rather large Silicon Valley company and our CEO has been very vocal about being an ally for the LGBT community.

    People sometimes say "so what"? Well, it makes a huge difference in lives of people not in the majority when their corporate culture makes them feel welcome. It makes a difference to teens struggling with depression. It makes a difference to anyone who has felt the sting of what I like to call "otherism", the various manifestations of which I won't debate here.

    We've seen celebrities, athletes and entertainers wait until past the prime of their career to come out when it would impact them the least... Tim Cook used the moment when the world's eyes were all focused on him running one of the most valuable companies to reach out and strengthen the bridge of understanding and acceptance in our society.

    That alone makes him a great leader.
  10. Reason077 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2007
    Just because she hasn't influenced you doesn't mean she hasn't influenced a generation of trashy teenagers.
  11. budselectjr macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2009
    I like the author subject combos. Rand Paul writing about the Koch brothers, Martha Stewart writing about Kim Kardashian.
  12. Iconoclysm macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2010
    Washington, DC
    Her butt is extremely influential...oh, and her father's accomplishments make her a worthy human being somehow.
  13. efktd macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2011
    Just as long as he's in there with Taylor Swift, we're okay.
  14. RogerWilco macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2011
    Them that can, do (Jobs), them that can't make spectacles of themselves...

    I'm sick of hearing about every CEO's pet project or their bedroom preferences. How about you get back to work Mr. Cook and start fixing the obvious decline in the utility of products that Apple offers? Ive is out of control, retail is in chaos, and the ongoing rot at the core of OS X has to stop.
  15. bbeagle macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2010
    Buffalo, NY
    Whatever crappy shoes / shirts / purses / fashion items she wears, probably sell like crazy... just like appearing on Oprah's book club makes books sell well. It's definitely influence.
  16. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
  17. Gasu E. macrumors 601

    Gasu E.

    Mar 20, 2004
    Not far from Boston, MA.
    Everyone is listed below Kanye, because the order is random within the five categories.

    What struck me was that Kanye was written up by Elon Musk. One of those two belonged on the list.


    And yet, Apple seems to be doing really well. Which metric should be used to justify the success of the CEO-- profits and stock value, or what you said? :rolleyes:
  18. Thunderhawks Suspended

    Feb 17, 2009
    Just skimmed a few names and can only say:

    Ey, caramba.

    That one really hurts.
  19. 2457282 Suspended

    Dec 6, 2012
    Do you think they used Aperture or the new Photo app to edit the picture? :D
  20. Gasu E. macrumors 601

    Gasu E.

    Mar 20, 2004
    Not far from Boston, MA.

    Kim Kardashian has a tremendous influence on me. If she appears on TV, I am completely compelled to change the channel. Believe me, her power is unequaled.
  21. bbeagle macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2010
    Buffalo, NY
    INFLUENTIAL, not good role models or good people necessarily.
  22. Tassiecelt macrumors newbie


    Jan 7, 2014

    oh come on! What has he done but stand on the shoulders of Steve Jobs?
    What has achieved but make endless variations of the same product and an overpriced watch? (And bucketloads of cash)
    Apple has not nor ever will be the same with him at the helm.
  23. Saucesome2000 macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    It sucks, but that woman could tell people that she sticks porcupines up her butt and create an entirely new industry. I don't get it, but her and her wife are very influential among the masses.
  24. Dub1ous macrumors regular


    Apr 13, 2015
    Wichita, KS
    Influential because people, for whatever reason, listen to her.

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