Tim Cook, out and about

Apple's CEO is a busy guy.

In the past week he has...

  • Attended opening night of Adele's residency at Caesars Palace's Colosseum. (AppleInsider)
  • Thanked an Indian teenager for sharing his story about how an Apple Watch helped rescue him from a 130-foot fall. (Times of India)
  • Attended a FIRST Inspire 2022 Gala and gave a long interview to YouTuber Brian Tong. (9to5Mac)
  • Took CBS Mornings co-host Nate Burleson on a rare Apple HQ walkabout. (YouTube).

My take: Showing his face is part of the job, I guess. But why now?

UPDATE:

12 Comments

  1. David Emery said:
    “Attended opening night of Adele’s residency”

    Does this answer my question of “What kind of music does he listen to?”

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    November 21, 2022
    • S Lawton said:
      Not familiar with female world class singers?

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      November 21, 2022
    • Jerry Doyle said:
      @Gregg Thurman: Brother Gregg T; I love it! 🙂 You say you are up in the Frank Church Wilderness area?

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      November 21, 2022
  2. Romeo A Esparrago Jr said:
    “Hello”
    “Rumour has it”
    Adele can be
    “Rolling in the Deep”
    and can
    “Set Fire to the Rain”

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    November 21, 2022
  3. Bart Yee said:
    Why now? Pretty sure Tim is a very busy guy no matter what week or season. But at least he has some work-life balance (unlike many other CEO’s and C-suite management recently in the news) and takes in some entertainment and gets out when he can.

    Importantly, he knows he’s almost instantly recognized so he always acts and thinks as THE leading representative for Apple, which is to say he thinks carefully before typing, hitting send, or speaking. A true professional and glad to say that.

    Besides, I’m sure the company supply issues are already being addressed and Tim knows to delegate responsibilities to trustworthy people and processes. With the Apple Store crash this morning, I know he and all the company are terribly concerned, will be actively monitoring, and he and Deidre will be making public statements today.

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    November 21, 2022
    • Yup, impeccable, gotta be. The main trait for a successful leader, according to Lao Tzu, is being impeccable. Great leaders live right and remain unassailable. – Tao te Ching.
      Quite rare these days but look at what doing the opposite gets you. This is the same reason Disney didn’t hesitate to put Bob Iger back in charge. Like Tim Cook, Iger is a leader that leads by example.

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      November 21, 2022
  4. Brian Nakamoto said:
    Now because the White House wants the lame duck session of Congress to pass some regs that would affect Apple. I think Apple is low-key reminding politicians and their constituents of all the good that comes from Cupertino. It slightly helps that FTX and Twitter, two large tech players in crypto and social media (where Apple is largely absent), are not faring well. Apple is a source of good tech news: saving lives, making people feel safe, creating American jobs, etc. Meanwhile Epic et al. are whining that they have to share 30% of hundreds of millions of dollars with Apple whose platform makes it possible to generate those hundreds of millions of dollars.

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    November 21, 2022
    • Fred Stein said:
      Right on Brian. Epic et al use (abuse) our courts to be a platform for a deliberate false narrative.

      Tim wisely takes his case and cause to the people expressing deep insights and powerful human values.

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      November 21, 2022
    • Steven Philips said:
      Maybe. But I don’t give our current batch of politicians credit for that much depth.

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      November 21, 2022
  5. Sequestered CEOs lose touch with what matters. I visit them retired in their northern New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine hideaways. The best participate in industry forums or volunteer or decide to become beekeepers. We socialize with ~60,000 insects in each hive.

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    November 21, 2022

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