Fortune magazine has released it’s list of "America’s Most Admired Companies" and Google places a distant fourth in the list.
What’s interesting is the companies ahead of Google. While you could argue that Apple deserves its #1 spot based upon its brand and products, there might be some other factor at play–the CEO Halo Effect.
Let’s take a look:
- Apple – who hasn’t heard of Steve Jobs? Who doesn’t wish they were Steve Jobs?
- Berkshire Hathaway – quick name 3 companies owned by Berkshire Hathaway? OK, now name the CEO? I bet Warren Buffett comes to mind easier than Acme Brick Company, Fruit of the Look, or even, GEICO.