Tim Cook

Tim Cook’s bio and a path to success


Positon: Apple CEO

Industry: Tech

Citizenship: USA

Date of Birth: 11.01.1960

Tim Cook took over Apple at a tough time. When the company’s ideologist, Steve Jobs, lost his battle to cancer, Cook was forced to combat crisis in the company. He rolled out new devices that complied with Apple’s highest standards and managed to keep Apple afloat.

Tim Cook’s path to success

1982-1994 — worked for 0'>IBM, where he managed manufacturing and distribution functions

1998 — accepted Steve Jobs’ offer to work for Apple as a senior vice president of worldwide operations. Cook later revealed that all his success in life has been the result of this single decision.

2005 — became the chief operating officer (COO) of Apple and a member of Nike’s board of directors.

2011 — became interim CEO as Jobs’ condition steadily deteriorated. In October 2011, Jobs passed away following his long struggle with cancer, and Cook took over the company.

2013 — addressed gay rights in his speech after receiving a lifetime achievement award from Auburn University. Later in 2014, Cook publicly came out as gay in his op-ed for BloombergBusinessweek.

2019 — joined Trump's American Workforce Policy Advisory Board which advises the US president on issues affecting workers.

Interesting facts

  • Cook initially dismissed calls by 0'>Apple, but after meeting Steve Jobs, he jumped at the chance and left his job to work for Apple.

  • Cook once revealed that his Apple Watch helped him lose weight and stay fit.

  • Cook was once misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which made him carefully manage his health. The Apple CEO now cycles and attends the gym on a regular basis. He's also fond of the Tour de France and its famous winner, Lance Armstrong.

  • Although Cook is known for his “no-mercy” style at work, he randomly grabs lunch with his colleagues from Apple’s office.

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