1. Leaders

    Apple’s New CEO: Tim Cook

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    With Steve Jobs stepping aside as Apple CEO, the spotlight now turns to his replacement, Tim Cook. Gawker’s guide to Cook is handy: He joined Apple in 1998 and immediately made a mark by fixing the company’s manufacturing inefficiencies and helping the company to predict demand for its products. He begins his days at 4:30 a.m., hits the gym by 5, appears to subsist on energy bars, and is said to be “calm, quiet—and deadly.” As CEO, Cook may also be able to call himself “the most powerful gay man in America,” Gawker says. While Cook has never publicly discussed his sexuality, he was recently named the most powerful gay person in America by Out magazine—and that was before he was the official CEO.