Apple – The World’s Most Admired Company

Each year, Fortune (the magazine), elects the world’s most admired companies. For the third year in a row, Apple is the winner. This year, Apple even increased it’s distance down to 2nd place, Google, and 3rd place, Berkshire Hathaway (investment firm).

A total of 4,200 executives and analysts voted in Fortune’s study.

As BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer puts it, “The whole world held its breath before the iPad was announced. That’s brand management at its very best.”

In addition to being the most admired company in the world, Apple was also elected as the most innovative company. Steve Jobs was elected as the best executive among the participants.

The full list, including Microsoft, Coca-Cola, IBM etc., can be seen here.

6 thoughts on “Apple – The World’s Most Admired Company”

  1. I thought that Google already claimed this tittle.
    .-= Palabuzz´s last blog ..The reason why Ruffa Gutierrez walk on the buzz =-.

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    • Well, apparently not, according to the FORTUNE list (link in the end at the post above). But I’m sure Google has another 1st place in some study, I seem to remember.
      .-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Google To Build Data Centers in Scandinavia =-.

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  2. The amazing thing is that everyone admires Apple and its products but still many many more buy the products of other companies.
    .-= Anne Moss´s last blog ..Is Someone Stealing Away Your Affiliate Revenue? =-.

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    • Yes, but a look at the Apple stock price will reveal that it’s not exactly going bad for Apple for the past long time 🙂
      .-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Steve Ballmer Compliments Apple On The iPhone !!! =-.

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  3. Who says Apple is the most admired company? It’s monopoly has driven many clients to choose similar products from its rivals. I am personally awaiting for the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Series more than Apple iPad or even iPhone 4G

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    • As mentioned in the article, 4200 executives and analysts took part in the study done by FORTUNE Magazine.

      I don’t think you can say that Apple has monopoly, except maybe on the music market with iTunes Store. Other than that, they certainly don’t have monopoly.
      .-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Facebook: Bigger Photos For Better Viewing =-.

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