tim-cook-obama

Many famous (and infamous) people have graced the cover of Time Magazine as the Person of the Year. We’ve seen everyone from Charles Lindbergh to Joseph Stalin, Pope John XXIII to Mark Zuckerberg. Unfortunately for Tim Cook, he’s not going to join that list, at least not yet.

For 2012, Tim Cook is the runner-up for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, getting nudged aside by Barack Obama. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, I suppose. Obama was name the Person of the Year in 2008 too and US Presidents have had quite the track record for gracing the cover. We’ve seen Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and so many more. And Tim’s been living under the shadow of Steve Jobs this whole time too.

Time’s Lev Grossman writes:

As long as he was handpicking his successor, youd think Jobs would have chosen someone in his own image, but he and Cook, who was Jobs COO at Apple, are in a lot of ways diametrical opposites. Jobs was loud, brash, unpredictable, uninhibited and very often unshaven. Cook isnt. He doesnt look like the CEO of Apple, he looks more like an Apple product: quiet, tidy, carefully curated, meticulously tooled and at the same time strangely warm and inviting. He doesnt look like Jobs, he looks like something Jobs would have made. Cooks flawless cap of white hair could have been designed by Jony Ive and fabricated in China out of brushed aluminum.

Apple has certainly faced its share of troubles in the last year, but Tim Cook has taken it all in stride. Perhaps if the company was better able to avoid these problems, he would have taken the top spot. Maybe it’s because Tim has been too busy apologizing for mistakes and firing the people who made them. There’s always next year, when we’re bound to get a new version of Tim Cook with flash memory and a Retina display.

Via Time.com

Share This With The World!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •