Undoubtedly, Apple is now the world’s most valuable company in terms of market capitalization. More importantly, the company has created a strong brand impression among customers, and this is the main reason why it shipped 3 million units of new iPad within three days of its launch in March this year. In addition to this, the company’s one of the latest products (iPhone 5) is now the world’s fastest selling device of all time.
After sad demise of Steve Jobs in the last year, the responsibility of the company fell down on the shoulder of Tim Cook. Thanks to the person–Tim Cook–that has led the company to distinct level. Now, the company is sitting on the hoard of cash, and it’s considered as the world’s second best brand. There’s no need to explain why Tim Cook has been ranked as the most powerful person in the U.S. wireless industry.
It’s pretty-much clear that iPhone plays a significant role and it’s also considered as cornerstone of the company. iPhone drives about two-third of Apple’s profit, and the company is expected to generate $30 billion in profit from the iPhone this year. Customers loyalty for Apple’s product and tremendous demand of iPhones and iPads have made Tim Cook the most powerful CEO in the U.S. wireless industry.
Tim Cook has played crucial role to nurture competitive culture of Apple, which was created by Steve Jobs. Despite of these, the company could face stiff resistance from Samsung in forthcoming years. In 2012, Apple has shown off innovation with screen display and sizes, and it really needs to focus on the some other spaces.
On the other side, Google’s CEO—Larry Page—has been ranked as second most powerful person in the U.S. wireless industry. Larry Page has created a strong mobile ecosystem around, and delineated Google’s Android OS as the world’s best mobile OS in terms of shipments. Android has now become a biggest threat for Apple’s mobile OS platform.
It’s also well-know that Samsung has snatched Apple’s supremacy in smartphone segment. And it would be a big gaffe to ignore Samsung’s CEO—J.K. Shin—, the man who has guided the company to become number one smartphone manufacturer. However, J.K. Shin is now the eighth most powerful CEO in the U.S. wireless industry. Here, is the list of top 10 powerful CEOs in the U.S. wireless industry.
Indeed, it’s interesting to know the best places around the world where employees are more likely to work. Just two days before, Business Insider released a list of the 25 best places to work around the world. SAS Institute was listed as the best place for employees, followed by Google, NetApp and Kimberly-Clark.
However, Microsoft succeeded to make its presence among the best 5 places for employees to work. Astoundingly, of these 25 companies, the world’s most valuable company (Apple) is nowhere. However, the world’s best brand—Coca-Cola—succeeded to make its presence in the list, and it succeeded to hold 21st position among the 25 best places to work.
Interestingly, out of 25 listed companies, more than two-third (20 companies) are U.S.-based and three are from Silicon Valley—Google, Cisco and NetApp.
More importantly, despite of being the world’s most valuable company, Apple’s employees are not as much satisfied as Google and Microsoft’s employees are. Ironically, Steve Jobs never cared its employees and shareholders, but the scenario is changing under Tim’s umbrella.