Apple CEO Tim Cook Featured In One Of TIME’s Most Influential People of 2021

Sep 16, 2021, 5:59 PM EDT
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Featured In One Of TIME’s Most Influential People of 2021
Tim Cook's featured page from TIME's Most Influential People of 2021 (Credit | TIME)

Yesterday TIME posted its annual list of “The 100 Most Influential People of 2021,” there we saw Apple CEO Tim Cook on that list, and Cook‘s profile was written by Phil Knight, a multi-billionaire and Nike’s Co-founder. There Knight was saying, “What separates the good from the great are intangibles such as character, compassion, courage—adjectives that apply to Tim.”

In 2005, when we first talked to Tim Cook about becoming a member of the Nike board, we were hoping to add a good decision-maker to the team. Within a short time, he proved himself to be a man of excellent judgment, able to think tactically and strategically in an industry far different from his own. He also offered the most valuable attribute of any leader in any field: wisdom.” – Time


In another line, Knight wrote, “I have known Tim as both a friend and as a rival college-football fan. (The tally since Tim joined Nike’s board: Auburn 2 wins, Oregon 0. So far.)”

He also mentioned the late Steve Jobs, “One of his most difficult challenges was the change of leadership at Apple after Steve Jobs passed away, the Steve Jobs who was beloved and recognized around the world as a genius.”

This almost impossible transition was handled with amazing dignity and grace, and announced to the world in his own quiet way: “I am not the second Steve Jobs. I am the first Tim Cook.”

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