Apple CEO Tim Cook Pays Tribute On Second Anniversay Of Steve Jobs’ Death
Yesterday marked the second anniversary of Steve Jobs‘ death. Jobs successor as Apple CEO, Tim Cook, tweeted out a simple message reflecting on the meditative man Jobs became later in life:
Second anniversary of Steve’s death. Going on a long hike today and reflecting on his friendship and all the dents he made in the universe.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 5, 2013
Cook also sent an email about the somber milestone to Apple employees on Friday, saying “Steve was an amazing human being,” and he (Cook) finds “enormous strength in memories of [Jobs'] friendship, vision and leadership.”
The comment was a rare look at the relationship between the two very different leaders of the world’s most valuable brand.
Adario Strange at Mashable finds a telling contrast in Cook’s tribute, noting that these statements are more personal and public than Jobs would have ever made. So while promising to be true to the man’s ideals, Cook is also showing that he has his own leadership style.
Cook and Jobs are also the subject of a profile by Wired editor Fred Vogelstein in today’s Sunday New York Times Magazine. But Michael Hiltzik at the Los Angeles Times says the Jobs “canonization” is misplaced, noting that Cook has had only two years to compare to Jobs’ decades at the company (and has been judged since day one), and that Jobs himself had many missteps.