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Tim Cook delivers Tulane commencement address, talks climate change and his journey to Apple


Added 05-18-19 12:31:02pm EST - “As announced back in February, Tim Cook today delivered the commencement address for Tulane University at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. During his speech, Cook told the story of his j?” - 9to5mac.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From 9to5mac.com: “Tim Cook delivers Tulane commencement address, talks climate change and his journey to Apple”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

As announced back in February, Tim Cook today delivered the commencement address for Tulane University at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. During his speech, Cook told the story of his journey to Apple, talked about climate change, and encouraged the Tulane graduates to make a difference in the world

Prior to his speech, Cook was awarded an honorary degree from Tulane. The Apple CEO was praised for transforming “Apple into the archetype for success and innovation in the realm of technology.”

Cook opened his speech by calling on the Tulane graduates to be more open to others, and recognize the problems that others face:

“In a world where you obsessively document our own lives, we don’t pay attention to what we owe each other. It’s about recognizing human civilization began when we realized we could do more together. That the threats and danger outside the flickering firelight got smaller as we got bigger. That we could create more prosperity, beauty, and wisdom when we acted collectively.”

Building on that, Cook elaborated on the story of how he originally came to Apple, invoking Steve Jobs’ commitment bringing powerful technology to more people. Cook explained that at the time, he had a stable job at Compaq, which seemed like “it would be on top forever.” Apple, on the other hand, was on the verge of bankruptcy:

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