Who 9 CEOs admire most
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Most Admired Top 50 rank:
Who he admires:
Steve Jobs, Apple
"I respect Steve Jobs a great deal. The whole world held its breath before the iPad was announced. That's brand management at its very best."
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Last updated March 04 2010: 10:17 AM ET
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