1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Got to wondering the other day. Tim Cook has had quite an interesting run taking over from Steve Jobs. His approach is decidedly different, with a calm, confident demeanour and measured approach. By all accounts there's no rumblings to have him removed from his position. At 53, Tim still has many years to go (if he wants) from the helm.

    So what do you think? Will we see Cook guiding the company for another year, 5 years, 10 years, or more? Will he burn out? Cash out? Pass out?
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    11-15-2013 08:22 AM
  2. taz323's Avatar
    Say about 5 more, before he retires.
    11-15-2013 08:30 AM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    I can see him holding out for many years hand over control for a few years then make a star comeback

    It's the Tech World Way 😑


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    11-15-2013 08:47 AM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    Since he was hand picked by Jobs to be his replacement, I can see him staying for a long while. I have no problems with anything that's happened on his watch.


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    11-15-2013 09:11 AM
  5. pr1nce's Avatar
    I can see him staying in that position for quite a while. I think he's done a good job.
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    11-15-2013 09:39 AM
  6. iEd's Avatar
    TIm Cook will probably be around till he wants to retire.


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    11-15-2013 09:40 AM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I think he'll stay till retirement, barring any controversy.



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    11-15-2013 02:11 PM
  8. jmr1015's Avatar
    I hope he's around for at least another 10 years. I hope he has the passion in Apple to not want to retire. 53 is still young, if you love what you're doing. Jobs was actively involved until age 56, and only death sadly kept him from sticking around longer.

    I was very apprehensive at first, of Cook taking over Jobs post. Knowing that he was hand picked by Jobs, and worked very closely with Jobs for years, up until literally his final days, were the only things that seemed encouraging to me.

    Every step that has been made under Cook's watch has bolstered my confidence in him, and the direction Apple is going under his leadership.

    However, I don't know how much confidence I could possibly have in Cook's replacement. Unless it were Ive, maybe.
    11-15-2013 02:32 PM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Honestly, he's doing a fine job steering what must be a very odd ship to captain (after the death of Jobs)...and looking at the products that have come out since Jobs death, nothing stands out as something Steve Jobs would have been opposed to. He's done well...he may not have the charm or the presence of a Steve Jobs, but who does really? You could have put anyone in that chair and NOBODY would have that presence. I think he'll be here for quite sometime...and I think with some of the products that Apple will bring to the table over the next 5 or so years, Tim Cook will find his groove.
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    11-15-2013 03:23 PM
  10. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    I'll probably be in the minority on this, but I actually consider him to be a bit more pragmatic, and even more charismatic than SJ.

    Considering the rapidly changing landscape, this layman thinks he is fantastic at the helm.
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    11-15-2013 03:38 PM
  11. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    It's a results driven business, and as long as he's getting the results, Tim Cook can probably stay as long as he wants.

    I'll probably be in the minority on this, but I actually consider him to be a bit more pragmatic, and even more charismatic than SJ.

    Considering the rapidly changing landscape, this layman thinks he is fantastic at the helm.
    He's appears very calm and analytical. Very much the opposite of Steve Jobs, but a personality in his own right, and effective in his own way.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-17-2013 01:44 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It's a results driven business, and as long as he's getting the results, Tim Cook can probably stay as long as he wants.



    He's appears very calm and analytical. Very much the opposite of Steve Jobs, but a personality in his own right, and effective in his own way.
    I agree with you.

    I don't see any 'red flags' or results not happening. If I were a shareholder, there would be nothing at this time that would bother me with Cook's performance.
    11-17-2013 02:49 PM
  13. John Yester's Avatar
    All is well. Nothing will change.
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    11-17-2013 03:07 PM

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