Tim Cook: I plan on donating MUCH MORE to charity

Cook: You can't take it with you.

Apple's CEO Tim Cook was recently named by Fortune magazine as "World's Greatest Leader," sure to excite bloggers and Apple fans alike. But that isn't everything: Bloggers also learned of Cook's plans to give away the bulk of his personal wealth to charity.

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Adam Lashinsky scrutinizes a shiny Apple:

Tim Cook assumed he was ready for the harsh glare that shines on Apple's CEO. He had, after all, filled in for Jobs three times during...medical leaves of absence.

What Cook found out instead is that there is no preparation for the scrutiny that comes with succeeding a legend.  MORE

Apple is in better shape than ever, observes Buster Hein:

After Steve Jobs' death in 2011, doubters questioned whether [Tim Cook] could keep Apple relevant. But Cook has led Apple to become the world's most valuable company -- he might be even better at running the company than Jobs ever was.  MORE

We find Rhiannon Williams fishing on a huge pond:

Apple's Tim Cook plans to give away his fortune to philanthropic causes after playing for his 10 year-old nephew to attend university.

"You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change," Cook said.  MORE

Rupert Neate tells us of a (not-so-secret) pact made among billionaires:

Cook follows other high-profile executives in giving their money away. In 2010, Warren Buffett and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates launched the Giving Pledge, an appeal to billionaires to give at least 50% of their wealth to charity.  MORE

Meanwhile, Dara Kerr finds a kindler, gentler CEO:

[Tim] Cook has differed from...Steve Jobs, on charitable giving. Jobs was not known for philanthropy and had even said he opposed giving away money. Cook, on the other hand, gives his employees hefty discounts on Apple products and also instituted a...charitable program that matches donations made by employees up to $10,000 a year.  MORE

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