Steve Jobs' company wins the annual industry poll by the highest margin ever
For the third time running, Apple Inc. has been named the most admired company in the world in Fortune's annual ranking.
Moreover, in a poll of 4,200 executives, directors and industry analysts it was voted No. 1 by the highest margin ever.
"What makes Apple so admired?" asks Christopher Tkaczyk in Apple's write-up. "Product, product, product. This is the company that changed the way we do everything from buy music to design products to engage with the world around us. Its track record for innovation and fierce consumer loyalty translates into tremendous respect across business' highest ranks."
To put the list in some perspective, Toyota was No. 7 -- although voting was concluded before the company issued those massive recalls.
The top 10 companies on the list:
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
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