Angela Ahrendts, Apple's Senior Vice President of Retail, was the opening speaker for Fortune's annual Most Powerful Women Summit, speaking a little about the next-generation Apple retail stores, her vision for Apple's physical presence and more.
Ahrendts started the evening by talking about her background and how Apple CEO Tim Cook
recruited her, mentioning that she originally tried to convince Cook
she wasn't right for the job. Ahrendts said that her big pitch for Apple
was to integrate Apple's retail and online stores and turn the
company's physical presence into a bigger part of the communities they
operate it. Cook, much to her surprise, loved the idea.
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