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The Only Woman Tim Cook Turns to for Advice On Running Apple Inc.

After reading an article on Mashable that talked about “The 5 people Tim Cook calls for advice on running the biggest company in the world,” the first thing that came to mind was, “Please, tell me there is a woman on the list,” and thank God I wasn’t disappointed.

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Even if it’s just one woman.


In an interview with the Washington Post via Mashable, Tim Cook revealed how he handles big decisions at Apple and the top people he calls upon for advice. As expected, Tim Cook rubs shoulders with the big names in business and politics:
According to him:

“Running Apple is a lonely job.”

 “I think it’s incumbent on a CEO to not just listen to points of view but to actually solicit them,” Tim Cook said in the interview. “Because I think, if not, you quickly become insular. And you’re sort of living in the echo chamber.”
He listed 5 people:
  • Warren Buffet (Needs no introduction)
  • Bill Clinton (Same option above)
  • Anderson Cooper (Popular CNN’s anchor).
  • Lloyd Blankfein (CEO, Goldman Sachs)

All male, but the only female on the list is none other than Steve Jobs widow, co-founder and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Laurene Powell Jobs Trust.
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Apart from her previous accomplishments, she is the sixth richest woman in the world based on Forbes’ ranking and has a $560 million stake in Apple. She also owns 130–140 million shares of stock (7–8 percent) in The Walt Disney Company (All inherited from Steve Jobs) making her its largest shareholder (Wikipedia).
As to why Tim Cook seeks her out for advice, he said:

“Laurene has the lens of knowing me and deeply understanding Apple.”

It’s only fitting.

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4 comments on “The Only Woman Tim Cook Turns to for Advice On Running Apple Inc.

  1. Abeg how can i get in touch with here ejoh!!

  2. wow……Abeg how can i get in touch with Her ejoh!!

  3. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, I RESPECT THIS WOMAN’S ACHIEVEMENT BUT, SEEING WHO SHE WAS MARRIED TO, I CAN’T EXPECT LESS
    I HOPE OUR LADIES WILL SEE THAT ITS NOT A MATTER OF MAKE UP BUT BUILD UP…

  4. Victor Molokwu says:

    I was expecting someone whose surname isn’t jobs btw….

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