Tim Cook was a successful student in engineering and in business, and his success as a student has paid off. He became the CEO of Apple Inc. in 2011 after the death of longtime friend, Steve Jobs. With his leadership ability, he was able to lead Apple into one of its best years in history. He has help in the revolutionizing of new technologies and has brought Apple to the next level. Cook has been told not to be his predicessor, and that is a good thing. He is a great leader who makes his own decisions and has his own ideas on what the company should do in its future.