I think he’s done so with a deft hand, a strong sense of himself. With that comes a real self-honesty that he is who he is, and not what the world expects him to be, or what Steve was. And I like that.
Bob Iger on Tim Cook, after noting he had been given “a very, very difficult role given the person that he’s succeeded and the company he’s running.”
Iger, who is on Apple’s Board, was also once a “number two” who ascended to the top position at Disney.
Hey, Bob, I saw the movie you just released last night, and it sucked.
I had to repair the relationship. So the day the board called me to say I was CEO. … I decided to call my parents, my grown children, a couple of friends and Steve.