Tim Cook decided to join Apple after talking to Steve Jobs for few minutes

Tim Cook was sure he wanted to join Apple, based on his brief interaction with Steve Jobs

  • Published: June 14, 2018 11:45 AM IST

Last month, Tim Cook was interviewed in Bloomberg’s “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations” television show. While a lot was discussed, the key highlight of the interview was Apple Music having 50 million subscribers. But now, Bloomberg has released a full 24-minute video of the interview, which puts more light on other points discussed by the Apple CEO.

One of the most interesting thing mentioned my Tim Cook in the interview was about his first interaction with Steve Jobs and how it influenced him to make the decision to move from Compaq to a much more modest Apple.

The Apple CEO said, “Steve had come back to the company and was essentially replacing the executive team that was there at the time. I thought, you know this is an opportunity to talk to a guy that started the whole industry. Steve met me on Saturday, and it was like just minutes into talking with him, I wanted to do it.” He further added, “I totally shocked myself. There was a sparkle in his eye that I’d never seen in a CEO before. He was turning left when everyone else was turning right. With almost everything he talked about, he was doing something extraordinary different with conventional wisdom.”

Even with his friends advising otherwise, Tim Cook said that he was convinced he wanted to join Apple, because of his brief interaction with Steve Jobs. In fact, when asked if it was the best professional decision of his career, he responded it to be the best decision of his life.

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Besides talking about Steve Jobs, the Apple CEO also spoke about Apple Watch, Warrant Buffet’s additional investment in the company and answered the question about him every running to be the President.

  • Published Date: June 14, 2018 11:45 AM IST