Tim Cook for president???
posted by Scott H. / Jan 31, 2012, 2:58 PM
To set the stage: Lashinsky was promoting his recently released tell-all book “Inside Apple”, and during the Q&A portion he ran into an ex-Apple employee that entered into a prolonged Q&A exchange.
The unnamed employee confirmed that new Apple employees are indeed put to work on fake products until Apple develops enough trust in them to promote them to products that will actually make their way to market. After that, the two get into a discussion of how charismatic Apple’s leaders are, and the employee states:
"Even Tim Cook has so much charisma that he could certainly be our next president. I can say that very, very confidently."
For his part, Lashinsky doesn’t dispute the claims about Cook's political potential, although he does go on to point out that Cook, like most CEOs, may not be cut out for all of the posturing and intransigence that goes on in the political world. And let’s face it, Cook would be taking a heck of a pay cut if he were to become president any time soon.
The entire 50 minute interview is worth a watch, but if you wanted to see the Cook for president portion and missed the excerpt yesterday, it starts just after the 40 minute mark.
At the least, it’s clear that even ex-Apple employees are very taken with the company’s leaders.
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politics and technology are two different things, so no thank you.
posted on Jan 31, 2012, 3:00 PM 13
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Apple is more politics than technology
posted on Jan 31, 2012, 3:13 PM 11
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Tim Cook for President? We know he'd take over the big Apple. Communism anyone? If you don't buy an apple product you're automactically executed for treason. Google would be put on trial for conspiracy/treason for creating Android, then executed.
posted on Jan 31, 2012, 4:16 PM 3
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lol that would be interesting .. First G.A.Y President? :D
posted on Jan 31, 2012, 4:19 PM 7
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What will people say when they find out his first lady isn't a lady after all? I don't think he is electable in our society at this time.
posted on Jan 31, 2012, 4:37 PM 3
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Just think about it, everywhere you go, there'd be an Apple employee with an iPad scanning each person entering and exiting, checking to see if you have an apple product and if you don't they pull you to side, then you get a cavity search, then shipped off to some high maxium security camp, then away trial then executed.
posted on Jan 31, 2012, 4:25 PM 1
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lol thank god i dont live in the US but in Europe because there will be even more bankrupsy not to even speak of that if steve jobs was still alive and wanted for president everyone would go kill themselfs
posted on Feb 01, 2012, 1:11 AM 0
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Mr. Cook is obviously an exceptional business executive. However, his approach to labor might make him a very vulnerable candidate (for POTUS) with the vast majority of the American electorate. I'm sure he would get a huge amount of financial backing (not that he would need much given his personal wealth) and certainly ample support from business partners in Hollywood...but I am not so sure the average American would be enthusiastic about his supply chain approach with draconian partners like Foxconn. Sure, his shareholders might be impressed...but is the average american willing to hire a guy who makes literally billions on the backs of modern day Chinese sweat shops? My guess...he will definitely get 1% of the vote. As for the Big Business firendly Republican Party...they are so anti-***, would they really support Mr. Cook?
posted on Feb 02, 2012, 8:01 AM 0
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