Good news for late-night CEO stalkers who need a little substance assist before hitting the “send” button. It looks like Tim Cook is following Steve Jobs lead. Mr. Jobs famously sparred with Ryan Tate into the wee hours after the Valleywag blogger imbibed a Stinger cocktail–or possibly two. And now it looks like Mr. Cook is taking a similar no judgments approach.
Take for instance, Mr. Cook’s recent response to Ben Gold, who just started as an intern on Tumblr’s Community team on Monday. (Hence Mr. Gold’s recent posts regarding Topher Chris’ management style and John Maloney’s iChat log-in.) Over the weekend, before starting at his new post, Mr. Gold emailed Apple’s new CEO with some unsolicited advice. Although he can’t be certain, Mr. Gold allows for the possibility that he might have been stoned. According to Mr. Gold’s Tumblr:
I honestly have no recollection of sending this email. It was actually a really shitty and stupid thing for me to write. I’m totally qualified to be giving advice to the new CEO of one of the largest tech companies in the world, right? I’m a fucking retard.
That said, I think it’s awesome that he responded at all.
Maybe I was high!? I don’t know.
Altered state or not, we concur regarding the awesomeness of the response.