Tim Cook urges graduates to ‘be fearless’

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Tim Cook tells Duke graduates that technology gives each individual more power to change the world than any other time in history.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook gave the commencement address at Duke University this morning. He urged the newest graduates of his alma mater to fearlessly face the challenges that trouble the world today, and assured them that technology gives them to power to do so.

Problems Cook mentioned include political divisions, climate change, and societal inequality. But he also told the graduates, “You are not powerless to fix them. No generation has ever had more power than yours, and no generation has a chance to change things faster than yours can.”

See Tim Cook deliver inspiring MIT commencement speech

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Apple CEO Tim Cook before giving the 2017 MIT Commencement Speech.
Apple CEO Tim Cook before giving the 2017 MIT Commencement Speech.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook warned MIT’s graduating class of the dangers society faces as a result of rapidly advancing technology during his commencement speech this morning.

Cook challenged the 2017 graduates to measure their impact on humanity on the lives they touch, rather than the likes you get on social media.

Tim Cook will drop his wisdom on MIT grads next June

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This will be Cook's third time as a university commencement speaker.
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Steve Jobs gave one of the most memorable commencement speeches in living memory, and it seems that Tim Cook is set to take on the same challenge when he delivers the address at MIT’s 2017 graduation event next June.

“Mr. Cook’s brilliance as a business leader, his genuineness as a human being, and his passion for issues that matter to our community make his voice one that I know will resonate deeply with our graduates,” MIT President L. Rafael Reif said. “I am delighted that he will join us for commencement and eagerly await his charge to the class of 2017.”

Want To Know More About Tim Cook? Watch This Commencement Speech [Video]

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Apple COO Tim Cook is a bit of a cypher. Despite being the number two guy at Apple for a good dozen years, his public appearances have been few and brief.

To get better acquainted, check out this video of a commencement speech he gave at Auburn University, his alma mater.

In it, Cook thanks Steve Jobs for changing his life and how joining Apple in 1998, when the company was on the ropes, turned out to be the “best decision of my life.”

Thanks Les!