Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
IT&Software | By Alfonso Woods

Apple CEO Tim Cook Praises Parkland Survivors at Duke Commencement

Apple CEO Tim Cook Praises Parkland Survivors at Duke Commencement

As Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered the 2018 commencement address at Duke University, North Carolina, yesterday, he spoke of immigration, #MeToo and encouraged fearlessness.

Also in his meeting with Trump, Cook asked for a solution to the threat of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S.as children being deported.

'And no generation has a chance to change things faster than yours can'. "The pace at which progress is possible has accelerated dramatically".

Well college days are certainly special to every individual and it's those days that shape an individual to be a ideal fit for the corporate world. "Because we know it belongs to you". "It means being driven by a higher goal, rather than by applause".

Almost three decades after he graduated from Duke's Fuqua School of Business, Cook returned to the university's Durham, North Carolina campus to deliver a powerful and inspiring speech to the new generation.

"Fearless, like the students of Parkland, Florida, who refused to be silent about the epidemic of gun violence and have rallied millions to their cause".

"Fearless, like the women who say "me too" and "times up". "Women who cast light into dark places and move us to a more just and equal future".

Graduation ceremonies are supposed to be solemn affairs where influential figures are invited to speak to the students and given them inspiration as they enter the real world.

Cook told graduates the importance of his time with his mentor, Steve Jobs by explaining them a correct line off thought to achieve greatness, according to Cook the restless refusal of accepting the status quo and its standards its Apple's main drive, making the company one of the most particular, biggest and most importantly influential of these days.

In March, it was revealed that data firm Cambridge Analytica had harvested information belonging to almost 90 million Facebook users - prompting global outrage and forcing CEO Mark Zuckerberg to apologize.

"I think it's important that we don't all get Stockholm Syndrome and let the companies that work hard to charge you more convince you that they actually care more about you", Zuckerberg said in April.

"Avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose", he said. "There is no reason not to follow your heart".

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