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One phone call changed Tim Cook’s life

Today i.e. November 1 is the birthday of Apple CEO Tim Cook. Tim Cook’s name comes in the world’s top CEO. He has been the CEO of Apple since August 2011. Tim Cook was born on November 1, 1960, in Alabama. He was born in a very normal family. His father Donald was a shipyard worker and his mother was a homemaker. He completed his studies of Industrial Engineering from Auburn University, Alabama in 1982. And then in 1988 did MBA from Duke University. After graduation, Cook began to pursue a career in computer technology. He started with IBM company. After working with IBM for 12 years, Cook became CEO of the reseller division at Intelligent Electronics in 1994. Three years later, he joined Compaq Computer Corporation as Vice President of Corporate Materials. However, he worked here only for 6 months. Then, Tim Cook moved to Apple.

Cook said in 2010, after 12 years at Apple, that the greatest discovery of his life was the result of a single decision to join Apple. However, it was not an easy decision. Cook began working at Apple in 1998. At that time the company did not make gadgets like iMac, iPod, iPhone or iPad. The company’s profits were steadily declining. According to Cook, he received a suggestion not to join the company before joining Apple and was told that the future of the company was not good. According to him, the company’s sales had been declining for years. And was told that the company would be closed. But within a year of Tim Cook joining the company, the company started making profits. Cook first became the company’s executive vice president and then CEO. As a CEO, he handled the company’s worldwide sales and operations. Cook was made CEO of Apple in August 2011. Before him, this position was held by Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple.

On 11 August 2011, Tim Cook received a call that changed his life. Steve Jobs was on the other side when he picked up the phone. He asked the cook to come to his house. Jobs had cancer at the time and was undergoing treatment. He was diagnosed with the disease in 2003 and has been fighting the disease since then. Cook asked Jobs when he would come and Jobs asked him to come immediately. The cook immediately reached his house. Jobs then told him that he wanted Tim Cook to be the company’s CEO.

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