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Be Inspired by Tim Cook’s Commencement speech!



Yesterday Tim Cook spoke at the graduation ceremony at George Washington University and, as we have come to expect from the Apple CEO – his speech was a stirring, inspiring and challenging one.


The speech lasted for 20 minutes, in which Cook told the class that they had to be the ones to change the world, be it by where they work ( I hear Apple’s hiring…) or by simply pursuing a life that you believe in and making a lasting impact in the world, such as one of his hero’s, Martin Luther King.


“The sidelines are not where you want to live your life,” Cook said  “The world needs you in the arena. There are problems that need to be solved, injustices that need to be ended,” he said.


“People that are still being persecuted. Diseases still in need of cure. No matter what you do next, the world needs your energy, your passion, your impatience with progress. Don’t shrink from risk and tune out those critics and cynics.


History rarely yields to one person, but think and never forget what happens when it does. That can be you. That should be you. That must be you.”



Well, Gee, Mr Cook. Way to make the world a better place.


Watch it below!





GW Commencement 2015 Tim Cook from GW Media Relations on Vimeo.