Eddy Cue’s Profile Describes Him As A Respectful Leader; Also Falls Asleep In Meetings

Ali Salman

A new profile of Eddy Cue has been published by The Information which is based on the several interviews that people have conducted in the past. His profile shows that Eddy Cue is the man of power at Apple. However, based on the information we have at hand, he does not have deep interests in products like Siri and Apple Music as some would expect him to have. The man is highly respected at Apple and has been providing services for the company for many years. Let's see some more details on the profile.

Eddy Cue Is So Overworked At Times He Falls Asleep During Meetings

Firstly, we will talk about Eddy Cue's over-extension. According to the people familiar with Cue spoke that the executive is known to "fall silent" and apparently tends to fall asleep during meetings. This has everything to do with the efforts he provides for the company at each stage.

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“During meetings, Mr. Cue is sometimes known to fall silent, shut his eyes and tilt his head back, leaving other participants to wonder whether he is staring at the ceiling or sleeping, said several former Apple employees and one outside partner present on multiple occasions when it happened over the past few years. In at least two of these situations, Mr. Cue began snoring, one source said.”

Now speaking on services that Eddy Cue is directly involved with, many people believe that the company was not meeting its high standards with Cue in charge, mostly for segments which have been overlooked. According to the profile, Apple has been forced to fall behind the likes of Spotify, Netflix and more.

“It squandered early opportunities to get into the streaming music and video businesses, forcing it to play catchup to Spotify, Netflix and Amazon. After entering the electronic books market to great fanfare, Apple has faded in the category. The Apple Maps service overseen by Mr. Cue is still viewed as a laggard behind Google Maps, while Apple has moved Siri—a once trendsetting intelligent assistant that has lost ground to Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant—out of Mr. Cue’s empire.”

As for Apple Music, there were several disagreements of Eddy Cue with the team, which lead to conflictions and whatnot. Eddy Cue lost stewardship over Apple Music in last September. Ultimately he did not intervene at all.

“As tensions mounted on the Apple Music team, Mr. Cue, who was known for his hands-off leadership style, was rarely seen by the team working on the project, said people working on the streaming service. “One downside with Eddy as a manager was that it’s unlikely for Eddy to mediate between warring factions,” said one former lieutenant. “If there were conflicts or tensions between groups, Eddy didn’t get involved.”

If you're interested in checking out the entire profile of Eddy Cue, you can check it out here. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details on the matter. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Eddy Cue as Apple's highly respectable executive? Let us know in the comments.

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