Tim Cook Interviews With Brian Williams: 6 Things We Learned About The Apple CEO
Friday, 7 December 2012
Tim Cook has been at the helm of Apple for more than a year now, ever since the untimely death of the company's visionary founder Steve Jobs last October, following his long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Since taking over, Jobs' replacement has had much stress on his shoulders. Cook, the company's former COO who even stepped in a number of times over the years when Jobs' fight with cancer left him unable to come into work, is a much different person and manager than Jobs was. Though both men share a similar passion for great design and great products, compared to Jobs' pointed, mysterious, and sometimes cruel management style, Cook is a much more straightforward chief executive, a Southern gentleman with a slow drawl and a focus on the bottom line.
As Apple prepares for what might be its most successful holiday season yet -- the last few months have seen the introduction of new iPads, new iPods, new Macs, a new iPhone and more -- Tim Cook granted a rare two-part TV interview with Rock Center's Brian Williams, which aired on Thursday night. In the interview, Williams and Cook walked through the Apple Store in New York's famous Grand Central Station, and also sat down in another Apple Store for a more private chat about Cook's life and relationship with Jobs.
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