In 2011 the most admired company in the world was… In 2011 the most admired company in the world was… look..over there..the 2011 most admired company… Apple. The big questions for great leaders: Why? How? What can I learn from Apple’s designation? Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.