Cook gets paid a lot for not messing up

Remember earlier in the year when Dear Leader had to leave the planet for awhile? Well, Tim Cook remembers.  The Apple COO stepped into the temporary leadership vacancy and piloted the ship admirably. So much so, that he got a smidge over $12 million in Apple stock for his troubles. Photo shown below courtesy of  TUAW, with El Jobso preparing to mind meld with Cook, to give him infinite wisdom, patience, clarity, and clothing tips.  (A black turtleneck, Tim.  Not a polo.  OK?)