Tim Cook gives OSU grads a virtual send-off (video)

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  1. Fred Stein said:
    At minute 6, Tim Cook takes Abraham Lincoln words into the present to guide us.

    Thank you.

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    May 3, 2020
  2. Greg Bates said:
    I was near tears. Here’s a guy who’ll never measure up to Steve Jobs, we all used to say, and yet he has done so as CEO in his own surprising way. His former boss gave the best commencement speech in history. Yet Tim’s speech, from his home with no live audience, no magical sunny day managed to equal if not exceed Steve’s.

    I love that Lincoln speech, something my own Senator Angus King quotes often. But for my money it was the weakest quote–what Tim had to say himself about writing our own stories, about how we welcome a shake by the scruff of the neck, how it was powerfully political in its respect for the working class–Tim’s quotes were new and every bit as important as the Lincoln quote.

    This will work for me–for years to come. It’s inspiring to see someone pull off the impossible. I gotta get a transcript.

    Senator King tells the story of attending Martin Luther King’s speech in Washington in 1963. He recounts how there were no signs to tell anyone that King’s speech would change the nation forever–no one knew that day how great it would be. I think it will be some time before we understand the value of Tim’s commencement speech not just to the students, but to the world.

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    May 3, 2020
  3. Gregg Thurman said:
    I couldn’t help but but note how inclusive Tim’s words were. They came from the heart and applied in equal measure to all of us.

    I felt uplifted by them.

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    May 4, 2020

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