Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Diversity at Auburn University
Apple CEO Tim Cook visited his alma mater Auburn University on Thursday to speak about diversity, inclusion and other issues related to human rights, topics for which the high-profile tech executive consistently advocates.
The event, titled "A Conversation with Tim Cook: A Personal View of Inclusion and Diversity," was hosted by Auburn's Student Government Association and took place this morning at the Telfair B. Peet Theatre. While a comprehensive recap of the speech is not currently available, student newspaper The Plainsman published a few highlights from the talk.
Cook, a 1982 alumnus, said students should be prepared to encounter people from every walk of life as both colleagues and customers when they enter their respective fields. Few companies serve a single demographic, and many firms now reach customer bases far beyond their domestic borders.
"The world is intertwined today, much more than it was when I was coming out of school," Cook said. "Because of that, you really need to have a deep understanding of cultures around the world."
As for inclusion, Cook cited Apple's own corporate ethos.
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