Apple CEO Tim Cook to Deliver 2019 Commencement Speech at Stanford

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to deliver Stanford's 2019 commencement speech on Sunday, June 16, the university announced today.

    Stanford chose Cook because he has been a "prominent voice on ethics in technologies and businesses," with insights into the challenges facing corporations and society today.


    According to Stanford, the issues that Cook has raised "dovetail" with the Stanford "Our Vision" planning process which advocates for research on the social and ethical impact of advances in science and tech and makes sure students have the tools to "address societal and ethical impacts of science and technology."
    Cook said that he was honored to be invited to deliver the commencement address at Stanford.
    Cook will also be delivering the keynote address to Tulane graduates at the university's 2019 commencement event, which is set to take place on May 18.

    In the past, Cook has given commencement addresses at several universities, including his alma mater Auburn University, Duke University, George Washington University, and MIT.

    Article Link: Apple CEO Tim Cook to Deliver 2019 Commencement Speech at Stanford
  2. I7guy macrumors Core


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    TC is making the rounds, he is an in-demand CEO. Good for him.
  3. martyjmclean macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2018
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  4. DocMultimedia macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2012
    Charlottesville, VA
    He gets invited to multiple universities. He's respected. But it's really hard to forget the Steve Jobs speech. One of my all time favorites. :)
  5. Naraxus, Feb 21, 2019
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    Naraxus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2016
  6. koruki, Feb 21, 2019
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    koruki macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2009
    New Zealand
    Ooh damn this is going to be a hard act to follow after Steve, I hope he knows he can do no right in 2019 lol. No matter what he says people will ask for a new CEO even though this isn't an Apple event
  7. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2014
  8. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
    Whether he's wasting time giving speeches or actually working on Apple products, this guy's contributions are useless either way. Nothing of what he's done has made Apple products better. Dude may as well give speeches every day.
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Fortunately, the unrealistic snide comments on the internet are not an accurate representation of Cook. To me, it’s a privilege to have someone like Cook be invited to speak to new graduates, even if his speech doesn’t resonate with everyone, his view-points could reach just one person to make a difference on how they view their career path.
  10. Jbusick7944 macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2008
  11. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    I think the Apple Watch 4 is pretty good no?
  12. C DM, Feb 21, 2019
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    C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Yup, there's basically almost no one using and enjoying Apple products for close to a decade now.
  13. crescentmoon macrumors regular


    Feb 22, 2016
    Seems like the right fit... Stanford has become a business school... I didn't say that but someone I know who headed up SLAC....
  14. partydorm macrumors member


    May 29, 2009
    Los Angeles, California
    Tim: Ban that Galaxy Fold like we did to Huawei's 5G, otherwise we'll be so behind $$$$$
  15. peachpup macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2010
    Glad he's getting the PR and therefore for Apple too. But TC is boring as hell to listen to. :)
  16. AngerDanger, Feb 21, 2019
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    AngerDanger macrumors 601


    Dec 9, 2008
    Seems like it’s really hard to get a good portrait photo of Tim. This article has the best case scenario; Tim squinting as he's looking off as though turned away from an explosion.

    Explosion courtesy of BlinkFarm
  17. Greymacuser macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2012
    I believe the speech will go a little something like this...
    Timmy Kook- "Graduates...I'll 'curate' you off the net if I don't like what you have to say. Now give me all of your money. I have emojis to make."
  18. mikethemartian macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2017
    Melbourne, FL
    The Steve Jobs commencement address was for my graduating class at Stanford. But I was too stupid to be there. I only needed one more credit in my last quarter so I completed it online from my home state of Florida. If I would have known that he was the speaker I would have flown back to CA for it. I only learned about the address when he passed away in 2011.
  19. ThomasJL, Feb 21, 2019
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    ThomasJL macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2008
    “Stay Non-Hungry. Stay Non-Foolish.”
  20. john123 macrumors 68020


    Jul 20, 2001
    Stanford HAS a business school. That doesn’t mean Stanford IS a business school.
  21. Baymowe335 macrumors 601

    Oct 6, 2017
    Such a sad, ridiculous take that ignores so many facts.
  22. john123 macrumors 68020


    Jul 20, 2001
    Don't feel bad. My graduation year was different, but instead of going to commencement, I slept in one last time at my place in Escondido Village. Talk about lazy! :D
  23. swingerofbirch macrumors 68040

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    *Bobby Kennedy
    *MLK, Jr.
    *Steve Jobs
    *North Star

    Boom, you've been graduated!
  24. Isabella Lew Suspended

    Isabella Lew

    Feb 20, 2019
    United State
    My point of view that Apple CEO Tim Cook gives not a good Lecture it was a boring day for that students:eek:
  25. calzon65 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2008
    Maybe this is good to get Tim out of the office so others can fix the problems.

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