Tim Cook Nominated for TIME's 2014 Person of the Year

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    TIME today posted its shortlist of people who are being considered for the publication's annual "Person of the Year" award, and Tim Cook is once again on the nomination list. TIME is recognizing Cook for the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and his recent decision to come out as gay.

    Back in late October, Tim Cook made the bold move of announcing his sexual orientation in a letter written for Bloomberg Businessweek, where he said that his decision was done to "bring comfort to anyone who feels alone" and to "inspire people to insist on their equality."

    Alongside Tim Cook, other nominees include the Ferguson protestors, the Ebola caregivers, Russian president Vladimir Putin, pop artist Taylor Swift, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, acting president of the Iraqi Kurdish Region Masoud Barzani, and National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell.

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    2014 Person of the Year nominees, via TIME
    TIME's Person of the Year award is given to "a person, couple, group, idea, place, or machine" that has "for better or for worse done the most to influence the events of the year," with the publication's editorial team ultimately deciding on a winner.

    Tim Cook was previously nominated in 2012 alongside Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer, Bill and Hilary Clinton, and the three scientists who discovered the Higgs Boson, but the award went to U.S. president Barack Obama. In 2013, the Person of the Year award went to Pope Francis, and in 2010, it went to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the only tech company CEO to receive the award since Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos won in 1999.

    Update December 10: TIME has named the "Ebola Fighters" as its Person of the Year for 2014.

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    Putin, Person of the Year?

    Might as well nominate Kim Jong Un, too.
     
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    Wow.

    If he wins something over people caring for Ebola victims, our world is doomed.
     
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    Putin? how about Swift? At least Putin could be voted person of the year via "the worst" Swift - be cause she's pretty??? LAme!
     
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    Time Magazine?

    What is this "Magazine" that you speak of?
     
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    Is Barack Obama going to pop into that list too?

    :eek:
     
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    Please let it not be Taylor Swift, please let it not be Taylor Swift, please let it not be Taylor Swift, please let it not be Taylor Swift, please let it not be Taylor Swift, please let it not be Taylor Swift, please let it not be Taylor Swift, please let it not be Taylor Swift, please please please pleeeeeeeeeze.

    She goes to a dentist in my office building. I don't like her.
     
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    Taylor Swift person of the year ?

    Just wow.


    that's all I got.
     
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    Putin???? Wtf!???? Goodell? Taylor swift? I will never take Time seriously ever again.
     
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    Roger Goodell? The Washington R******s, and the Adrian Petersen and Ray Rice abuses obliterated any character and credibility he or the NFL ever had.

    TIME shouldn't have even taken the time (pun intended) to consider him.

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    It's based off of influence. I don't see her winning, but as a candidate? yeah

    In my opinion it should be the ebola healthcare workers
     
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    This is not about the best/nicest/coolest person of the year. It's for the most influential. Has nothing to do with good vs evil.
     
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    being gay is not a big deal. releasing a big iphone is not a big deal. seriously tim cook?

    so a bunch of editors sit around a table and come out with a list, big whoopie-doo.
     
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    Taylor Swift? for what? It's not like she's Elvis or the Beatles completely changing the way we think about music.
     
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    It's a real stretch to say he's done the most. When it comes to products, there are threads wondering whatever happened to the innovative pipeline he and Cue raved about. When it comes to being gay, Michael Sam got more headlines, both immediately and in the months that followed.

    He's a good CEO of a good company rather than a Ghandi, a JFK or a Hitler.
     
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    I'm sorry but in no way, shape or form was Tim Cook the most relevant/important/noteworthy person of 2014. These lists are a joke.
     
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    Not that I bothered reading it much in the past, but Putin??? I'll never bother to pick up an issue of Time again...not even at the dentist.
     
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    I think they nominated Putin just to give it to Swift. Bring him down a peg.
     
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    Being gay in a world where gays and lesbians are still persecuted or killed for who and what they are is sure as hell a big deal. And for someone who the head of one of the biggest companies in the world to come out as gay is a big deal. That gives others hope that it can and will get better.

    BL.
     
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    Putin tho? He's like the James Bond villian that never was
     
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    Putin as man of the year yet he almost started WWIII! Seriously - the person of the year for someone who almost cooked us?
     
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    I'm good with Tim, Taylor, or the Jack Ma.

    I like people that produce something that people want.
     

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