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Apple CEO Tim Cook Delivers 2017 MIT Commencement Address, Pokes Fun at Microsoft

Earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered the 2017 MIT Commencement address. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the most prestigious colleges of the world, and is a hub for many students who grow up to be leaders in their field. Cook has been one of the most popular men on planet as he leads Apple, one of the biggest modern day tech giants. A charismatic speaker, the Apple CEO inspired the masses, while also poking fun at Microsoft.

Tim Cook Pokes Fun at Microsoft

Tim Cook began his 2017 MIT Commencement address by saying that it takes time to find our way in life. Cook talked about the time where even he was confused and while he reflected upon those days, he poked fun at Microsoft. “I tried meditation. I sought guidance and religion. I read great philosophers and authors. In a moment of youthful indiscretion, I might even have experimented with a Windows PC. And obviously that didn’t work.”

Tim Cook on His Days with Steve Jobs

After his days of reflection and meditation, Cook finally found a comfortable space in Apple, which he joined in 1998. How can any motivational speech ever feel complete without the mention of Steve Jobs? Tim Cook made it a point to talk about his time with Steve Jobs and how he helped Cook find the way in life. The Apple CEO said that while he worked with Steve Jobs, he learnt that life’s biggest and most important question is how can I serve humanity. 

Tim Cook’s Closing Statement at the 2017 MIT Commencement Address

Cook, during his 2017 MIT commencement address, also remembered the late, great Martin Luther King Jr. Cook remembered the immortal words of the legend, stating “we are all bound together in a single garment of destiny” stating that those graduating should try and keep their life at the intersection between technology and the people it serves. To strive to create the best, do the best, and give the best to everybody. This was indeed an inspiring speech from the Apple CEO.

Article written by Karan Paul

Fond of football, and particularly of Manchester United, Karan is a law student from Rajkot. However, he has been writing technology for the past 2 years. He covers day to day news stories for Newsient, and loves to play around with the newest of gadgets! Contact him at karan@newsient.com