Direct comparison

She is blunt and demoralizing:

In one meeting, Abramson was upset with a photograph that was on the homepage. Rather than asking for a change to be made after the meeting, she turned to the relevant editor and, according to sources with knowledge of the meeting, said bluntly, “I don’t know why you’re still here. If I were you, I would leave now and change the photo.”

He is a demanding and unemotional genius:

"This is really bad," Cook told the group. "Someone should be in China driving this." Thirty minutes into that meeting Cook looked at Sabih Khan, a key operations executive, and abruptly asked, without a trace of emotion, "Why are you still here?"

Khan, who remains one of Cook’s top lieutenants to this day, immediately stood up, drove to San Francisco International Airport, and, without a change of clothes, booked a flight to China with no return date, according to people familiar with the episode. The story is vintage Cook: demanding and unemotional.

(h/t Farhad Manjoo, via Andrew Golis and Joseph Hughes)

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    Oh, double standards.
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    Hang on… She’s blunt, demoralizing, and highly skilled, according to her own staff. That last bit is kind of an...
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    Feeling my feminist raaaaaage start to bubble up…
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    Um, actually they’re both behaving like dicks here.
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    #jill abramson #tim cook #gender #media #journalism #OH COME ON IT’S 2013 Just going to add my voice to the rallying cry...
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