AAPL: All Aboard the Fire Tim Cook Bandwagon
On April 17, I sounded the alarm arguing that Apple
As long ago as last October, I warned that missteps such as MappleGate were the types of moves that would make a guy like Steve Jobs ax a B-player like Cook.
Shortly after last week's article, I Tweeted:
You watch -- give it a few weeks. The Fire Cook talk will become commonplace. Just like the life w/o Jobs talk has. That's how it works.— Rocco Pendola (@Rocco_TheStreet) April 17, 2013
And, lo and behold, Sunday night, Henry Blodget of Business Insider posts a Tweet of his own which credits a Forbes article with rolling the ball on talk of Tim Cook's ouster:
In that Forbes' piece, the author, Gene Marcial, claims that "Wall Street sources close to some Apple executives say
Marcial goes on to hijack part of the argument I made last week with this unoriginal bit of wisdom:
So unless Apple CEO Cook announces something really dramatic in new products or astronomical earnings on Tuesday, the stock will surely decline even more. And so will Tim Cook's standing with shareholders and investors -- and Wall Street. That may finally signal his exit.
I don't think I have ever worked in a more predictable business. Or one with so few people who have original thoughts.
--Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.