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Report looks at role of Apple\'s Tim Cook

updated 02:30 pm EDT, Thu September 22, 2005

Tim Cook

Steve Jobs aside, Apple's executive team is not well known to the general public. And while casual observers may not recognize his name, is "one of the most important players within Apple," explains blogger Edward Eigerman. With Jobs in the hospital recovering from cancer surgery, it was Cook, Apple's EVP of Operations, who stepped into the temporarily vacant CEO position. Tim came to Apple from Compaq, which was seen as a bit too "industry" at the time by a lot of insiders, but "he made his mark quickly and has had incredible influence in the company since." Cook has been responsible for operations and sales, "two things that Steve has not exactly excelled at in his career." By bringing new talent to the table, Cook now has "genuine authority and power within the company."




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  1. Feathers

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    Cooking the books!

    Well, Tim must be bloody good if he was able to generate sales with the c*** that Compaq made!

  1. mugwump

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    um

    So what happens to Apple when the sales guys take over?

  1. gunnar

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    Steve' maturing

    I'm glad Steve's handing some of the important things off to other people. It lets him concentrate on the big picture and I'm sure this Tim Cook guy is amazing if Steve was confident enough to trust him with operations and sales. Steve really is one of America's top CEOs, perhaps the best.

  1. p8q0d8

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    Bueller? Anyone?

    remember that line? Well that's how dynamic Tim Cook is when he addresses an audience. He's great at supply chain management, but he's no SJ when it comes to the marketing side of the house....

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