Apple's Tim Cook 'Not a Product Person'?

Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson discusses the two Apple CEOs' differences.
1:11 | 10/23/11

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In describing Tim Cook his successor at apple praises them up and down as a manager. And then comes the but and but he's not a product person per -- that -- created -- teen -- that's infused with -- DNA -- -- way. That combines. Artistry with technology. Tim Cook has enormous capabilities that Steve didn't have like how to keep things running smoothly how do you think. That -- not a product person that critique is gonna be received with an apple and on Wall Street. As people -- I think -- I think that what you see is that you created eighteen you know different people bring different strikes if Tim -- with the exact -- this Steve Jobs that would be kind of law I mean. You can't replicate Steve Jobs. But in the DNA of the company that remains a very creative. Company and that team of -- plus players that He was able to gather -- -- productive creative imaginative innovative and a product people. You know you you have that team that replicate Steve's skills.

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