Kate MacKenzie compares Steve Jobs to Tim Cook, but based on product hits.
Historically, and Steve Jobs was behind most of them, Apple has been all about revolutionary innovation. Apple II, Mac, iMac, Apple Stores, iPod, iTunes Music Store, iPhone, iPad. Name another technology executive with a similar winning streak. Then again, name another executive who guided a company’s operations to produce the largest market cap, and the largest cash reserves, and the largest profits over a period of years. That’s Jobs for the former list, Cook for the latter list.
Jobs launched successful products, Cook made huge profits.
The five year period after Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 was especially eventful and brought the iMac, Apple Stores, iPod, iTunes Music Store, and was quickly followed up by iPhone and iPad even while Jobs’ health deteriorated and died.
Cook launched Watch.