For the second time in as many years, Apple Inc. (AAPL) is No. 1 on Fortune Magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies.
"It's been a rocky year for Apple," writes Alyssa Abkowitz. "CEO Steve Jobs' health made headlines, and critics said Cupertino wasn't being open enough about it. But customers remained loyal to the brand that made white ear buds cool. As much of the computer industry struggled, Apple MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 2, 2009 1:22 PM ET
Fortune's annual America's Most Admired Companies list is out Monday and Apple is No. 1 -- up from No. 7 last year.
How was this determined? To quote the intro.:
To create the top 20, Fortune and its survey partners at Hay Group asked the experts -- in this case, more than 3,700 people from dozens of industries -- to select the 10 companies they admire most. This year's winners all have MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 3, 2008 9:53 AM ET
Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs tops the "Power 25" list in the current issue of Fortune, ahead of News Corp.'s (NWS) Rupert Murdoch, Goldman Sachs' (GS) Lloyd Blankfein, and the Google (GOOG) guys.
My colleague Brent Schlender wrote the item, which says, in part:
Since returning to Apple in 1997, he has changed the dynamics of consumer electronics with the iPod, and persuaded the music industry, the television networks, and Hollywood to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 27, 2007 7:15 AM ET
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