73 posts tagged tim cook
Can well all move on please?
Yukari Iwatani Kane on Apple under Tim Cook:
Apple under Jobs was a roller coaster, but Cook’s operations fief was orderly and disciplined. Cook knew every detail in every step of the operations processes. Weekly operations meetings could last five to six hours as he ground through every single item. His subordinates soon learned to plan for meetings with him as if they were cramming for an exam. Even a small miss of a couple of hundred units was examined closely. “Your numbers,” one planner recalled him saying flatly, “make me want to jump out that window over there.”
Cook had made a particular point of tackling Apple’s monstrous inventory, which he considered fundamentally evil. He called himself the “Attila the Hun of inventory.”
Meetings with Cook could be terrifying. He exuded a Zenlike calm and didn’t waste words. “Talk about your numbers. Put your spreadsheet up,” he’d say as he nursed a Mountain Dew. (Some staffers wondered why he wasn’t bouncing off the walls from the caffeine.) When Cook turned the spotlight on someone, he hammered them with questions until he was satisfied. “Why is that?” “What do you mean?” “I don’t understand. Why are you not making it clear?” He was known to ask the same exact question 10 times in a row.
No one questions that Tim Cook’s leadership is vastly different from that of Steve Jobs. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s any easier to work for. This paints him as demanding, but in different ways.
The way I see this, it is really clear Tim Cook is not a product guy. Period. It’s all about numbers. Feelings? Certainly and He gave many demonstrations of having a lot. Somebody else at Apple must be a product guy.
Another masterpiece by John Gruber about Apple after Steve Jobs. This is the kind of factual analysis more people in the tech press should try to do instead of looking at ways to push page hits.
To me, Tim Cook is kind of saying: be patient with our new product schedule, we’ll show them when we’re ready.
So, according to a Wall Street interview of Tim Cook, Mr Cook wasn’t surprised by Google selling Motorola. But What about Google buying Nest? No word on this subject.
Google got rid of Motorola because they couldn’t figure out a way to integrated them and build hardware based on Motorola’s work and talent. Now, they buy Nest, they get Tony Fedell who knows a lot about hardware.
The most dramatic move by Tim Cook was certainly to say goodbye to Scott Forstall, Steve Jobs’ protégé.
I certainly love Apple under Tim Cook leadership. He brings a more human approach to the company externally and I guess internally too. More comments here: http://www.technologytell.com/apple/126241/tim-cooks-leadership-means-a-more-responsible-apple/
Tim Cook greetings customers in line for the iPhone 5s and 5c debut.
Currently at www.apple.com… I don’t remember seeing this kind of display after a keynote while Steve Jobs was alive.