Climate Change deniers asked to dump their Apple stock – by Apple


Looks like they lost a loon in Jobs and got another to replace him.

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has shocked some in the United States with an impassioned attack on the single-minded pursuit of profit – and a direct appeal to climate-change deniers not to buy shares in his firm.

Eyewitnesses said Cook, who succeeded Steve Jobs as boss of the technology giant in 2011, was visibly angry as he took on a group of right-wing investors during a question-and-answer session at a shareholders’ meeting. ?

Responding to calls from the National Centre for Public Policy Research, a conservative think tank and investor, for Apple to refrain from putting money in green energy projects that were not profitable, he shot back that Apple did “a lot of things for reasons besides profit motive”. The chief executive added: “We want to leave the world better than we found it.”

Addressing the centre representative directly, he said: “If you want me to do things only for ROI reasons, you should get out of this stock.”

Well, buy Apple and save the planet eh? ?The real problem is that he believes his own press.

Apple without Steve Jobs is coasting on momentum. ?Where is the next revolution? ?It isn’t easy, and that’s what makes the difference for investors. ?Without an inspired dogged madman like Jobs at the helm, all Apple can do now is not mess with what’s working right now and hope to get lucky.

But hey, buy Apple and save a tree.


– The?Independent