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Who is Tim Cook

for all PINOYs who aren’t familiar with the CEO of Apple, here’s a summary profile of Tim Cook as seen on Apple.com

Before being named CEO in August 2011, Tim was Apple’s Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.

Prior to joining Apple, Tim was vice president of Corporate Materials for Compaq and was responsible for procuring and managing all of Compaq’s product inventory. Previous to his work at Compaq, Tim was the chief operating officer of the Reseller Division at Intelligent Electronics.

Tim also spent 12 years with IBM, most recently as director of North American Fulfillment where he led manufacturing and distribution functions for IBM’s Personal Computer Company in North and Latin America.

Tim earned an M.B.A. from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University.

here are other intriguing details of Tim c/o gawker.com

Age: 50

Temperament: Calm, quiet — and deadly. His southern accent and “courtly demeanor” can disarm subordinates, and Cook never raises his voice, but his default frown and long, uncomfortable silent stares hint at the demanding leader underneath.

Work habits: Voracious. Cook is described as a workaholic who begins emailing his underlings at 4:30 am each morning and eschews Apple’s famously good cafes for an endless series of energy bars, which he’ll often devour during meetings. The COO prides himself on being the first into the office and the last one out.

Shortcomings: Cook is not known as a product visionary or for shepherding projects through Apple’s rigorous development pipeline.

Interests: Cook is a “fitness nut,” in the gym by 5 am, often on the hiking trail and even more often on his bike.

Social style: Cook is relatively withdrawn. A former college classmate described him as “not a real social person..”

Romantic interests: After Cook was profiled as a “lifelong bachelor” and “intensely private”

Signature look: Cook serves on Nike’s board, which is why you’ll see him sporting Nike shoes under his jeans around the Apple office.

see more [gawker.com]

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