Tim Cook, Apple CEO did an interview this week on “Mad Money” on CNBC. If you’d like to see the whole thing, you can watch it on their website. He was there to talk about Apple’s Q2 earnings call and what the company plans to do with those mountains of cash.
We liked it because a wide range of topics were covered that we can look forward to hearing about in more detail in the near future. Some felt Tim “dumbed it down“, but the context of the show, by nature, is not optimal for serious, in depth interviews. If you want to know how Apple’s CEO feels about something, he does speak often in appropriate venues.
On Apple’s website, you can see a comprehensive breakdown of their job creation numbers. You can even look state by state to see how many employees, manufacturers and app creators are represented. Tim Cook also spoke briefly of a $1Billion fund created to invest in promoting advanced manufacturing jobs in the U.S. More on that later this month.
TechCrunch did a great job of breaking down and comparing numbers both from the website and the interview. One point Tim Cook made during his talk, was that the jobs created by Apple products don’t stop with employees, manufacturers and app developers. Apple is creating a ripple that expands outward with support jobs and even whole industries. TechRestore is part of that ripple effect, and has been for over a decade. Our repair business has relied a lot on our specialty in Apple products and their ecosystem.
We also appreciate that Apple, as a company has values that go far beyond compensating their investors. Along with the myriad ways they conserve, they innovate and they don’t wait for government regulations or social pressure to make changes that make a positive difference.
Possibly my personal favorite quote (I’m considering making it my ringtone, but don’t mind me) was this: “A company should have values, because a company is a collection of people. And people should have values, so by extension, a company should.”
He went on to talk about ways they give back, just because it’s the right and wise thing to do. It feels like the culture Apple is fostering is one we could all do well to adopt or to use as encouragement to go a little further with our own current efforts.
Read the full transcript of the “Mad Money” interview here and be sure to watch for updates and announcements from Apple coming later this year.