Tim Cook. The name itself is enough to speak of the personality who bears it. The CEO of world’s largest tech giant Apple has achieved all this name and fame in very little time and of course, it was not a cake walk.
On his surprise visit to the University of Glasgow gave one of the most precious messages to the students, which is the need of the hour for our future generation.
Tim Cook who is known worldwide for his enormous wealth and success within a very short span of time gave a prominent message to students saying that, “Don’t work for money – it will wear out fast. Find something you’re passionate about. I’m very fortunate to work for such a great company.”
With his Glasgow University degree in hand, Tim took questions on recent events in America and issues of privacy and surveillance from the same students who elected Edward Snowden, the US National Security Agency whistleblower, as rector in 2014.
He was asked if he saw his company as an “activist”.
He replied: “We’re not shy. Last year we came to loggerheads with the US government about privacy and security.
“It wasn’t that we were being activists, it was that we were being asked to do something that we knew was wrong.
“So we had a choice, to either blindly do what the institutions said to do or to fight and we chose to fight.”
When asked about Donald Trump’s controversial first few weeks in office, he said: “Steve (Jobs) was the son of an immigrant.
“It’s a subject we’re passionate about and we wanted to state our pain and try to end the dispute.”
He went on to say he understands issues of security, but added: “I don’t believe you have to trade walking away from what is a deeply held American value to get there.”
Giving advice to students coming to the end of their university studies, Mr Cook told them to ignore negativity.
“The world is full of cynics and you have to tune them out, because if not they become a cancer in your mind and you begin to think that you can’t or that life is negative,” the 56-year-old said.
“The truth is, and it might not seem like it all the time, but there has never been a better time to be alive than today.”
To laughter, he added: “That is my advice … with no charge.”