Apple CEO Tim Cook is “loving every minute” of his work at Apple.

“It’s an absolute, incredible time to be with Apple. I’m loving every minute of it,” he said during his chat with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg at D10.

“It’s incredible every day to work with what I consider to be the smartest, most innovative people on earth. So I spend my day working with those people on many different things.”

“And I love every minute of it. It’s an incredible place to be. It’s my oxygen.”

What makes Apple such a good place to work? Cook points to the culture of Apple, and says he will do nothing to change it: “When I say I’m not going to witness or permit change, I’m talking about the most important thing of Apple, the culture of Apple. I think it’s so special and so unique, and is not something people could replicate.”

“If they could, I think everyone would be like this,” he added.