Tim Cook heads a company that devotes massive brain power in developing and understanding algorithms. And it was an algorithm that ranked the Apple CEO the nation’s top executive from a list of 250.
ExecRank, a kind of social network for companies to find advisors and board members, uses a statistical and algorithmic analysis to measure 24 categories, including experience, business resolution, company growth and earnings and industry reputation.
Cook had good tech industry company in the Top 10 (here is the full list). Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet Inc. and a founder of Google, ranked second. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was third and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was eighth.
Tesla Motor’s Elon Musk, who recently criticized Apple for hiring people he fired, came in at No. 204.
The website, in considering the best mega and large cap CEOs, published nothing more than the rankings and bios of the top five. There was no category-by-category comparisons or explanation on how the analysis arrived the rankings. It’s an algorithm. Algorithms don’t exactly opine.
Cook made no mention of it today on Twitter. A call by Cult of Mac seeking comment from Apple about the honor for Cook was not returned before publication.