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Tim Cook's commencement speech from a cynic's view
Tim Cook's commencement speech from a cynic's view

Ironically, corporations now scare me as much as communism once did. So perhaps it's not surprising that I find fault — and a disingenuous slant — in a major chief executive's recent commencement comments. In an address at George Washington University, Apple's Tim Cook urged grads to tune out the cynics. "There will always be cynics and critics on the sidelines tearing people down," he said. OK, Cookie. And where do I send the thank-you note and a small gift? Keep in mind, there is nothing as excruciating as a graduation address. Steve Jobs famously nailed a Stanford commencement in 2005, but most graduations mean prolonged suffering in airless...

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