Steve Jobs’ selection of Tim Cook as his successor at Apple surprised a lot of people. Their leadership styles are polar opposites, yet Tim Cook has successfully taken Apple to the next level. I am about 50% through this book. It has been interesting to learn more about Apple itself and see how Jobs knew that Apple needed a different kind of leader to keep growing.
“Journalist Leander Kahney reveals how CEO Tim Cook has led Apple to astronomical success after the death of Steve Jobs in 2011.
The death of Steve Jobs left a gaping void at one of the most innovative companies of all time. Jobs wasn’t merely Apple’s iconic founder and CEO; he was the living embodiment of a global megabrand. It was hard to imagine that anyone could fill his shoes–especially not Tim Cook, the intensely private executive who many thought of as Apple’s “operations drone.”
But seven years later, as journalist Leander Kahney reveals in this definitive book, things at Apple couldn’t be better. Its stock has nearly tripled, making it the world’s first trillion dollar company. Under Cook’s principled leadership, Apple is pushing hard into renewable energy, labor and environmentally-friendly supply chains, user privacy, and highly-recyclable products. From the massive growth of the iPhone to lesser-known victories like the Apple Watch, Cook is leading Apple to a new era of success.”
The Enneagram is a helpful personality typing system that helps understand the motivations behind WHY we live our lives the way we do. There are 9 basic “types” that each influence our behavior. The iEQ9 is the most comprehensive assessment I’ve seen for the Enneagram. It is pricy, but really helpful in developing self-awareness and empathy for others. You’ll be a better spouse, parent, leader, friend, etc. by applying the lessons you learn from the Enneagram. My favorite less expesive assessment is this one.
The Amazing Glaze Bake Shop makes Keto friendly, sugar free, and gluten free goodies. They ship nationally. If you are local to Gwinnett County, you can pick up a treat at their sister shop, The Baking Grounds. My favorite treat is the chocolate chip cookie stuffed with an Oreo inside. Yum!
A Quote I’m Thinking About
The behavior you ignore you reinforce.”
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