Tim Cook Finishes Second as Time's Person of the Year
According to Time, Cook is the first CEO of Apple to come to power "without blood on his hands." Prior to his stepping into Steve Jobs' former role, a CEO would be named when somebody got fired, Cook explained to Time. Cook, however, was handpicked by Jobs to replace him, and it appears Apple is in good hands moving forward.
"I think there’s some obvious differences [between Steve Jobs and myself],” Cook told Time, giving a chuckle at the understatement. "The way we conduct ourselves is very different. I decided from negative time zero — a long time before he talked to me about his decision to pass the CEO title — that I was going to be my own self. That’s the only person that I could do a good job with being."
Cook was promoted to CEO of Apple in August, 2011, shortly before Jobs passed away.