The number one thing we see in India is talent: Tim Cook


Tim Cook, chief executive officer at Apple Inc., is on his first official visit to India. It comes at a crucial time when the Cupertino, California-based firm is focusing on new growth markets such as India after posting its first-ever decline in iPhone sales in the first quarter of 2016. Apple’s chief spoke to NDTV’s Vikram Chandra in an exclusive interview. Edited excerpts:

How have you been enjoying your discovery of India?

You know I came here to learn about the people and the culture and how business is done and what people are interested in and their hopes and aspirations. I’m leaving with more knowledge, with all of those and there’s still so much to learn, but the thing that has hit me the most is the warmth of the people. I instantly felt like I belong here and was a part of the community and that is so uniquely India.

You have experienced some of India’s key religions; you went to a temple; you met Bollywood and you went to a cricket match.

I did.

Do you by now know the difference between deep fine leg and deep square leg?

I’m not sure I know it all but I found it to be unbelievably exciting, watching the game. You can feel so much energy there, so much enthusiasm. I loved it and I’m totally hooked on to it.

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