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Apple CEO Tim Cook in Davos for World Economic Forum, Does Education-Related Interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, meeting with world leaders, mingling with other CEOs of major companies, attending dinners, and doing interviews.


According to reports on Twitter, Cook met with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and attended a dinner with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and more.


Cook also sat down for an education-focused interview with German site Bild, and while the original interview appears to be unavailable, Apple Must shared some details on what was discussed.

Cook's interview came on the day that Apple announced the translation of its Everyone Can Create curriculum to German, French, Spanish, and Italian on Apple Books, expanding its availability to additional countries.

According to Cook, Apple believes that "creativity is something everybody is born with," and "education is a great equalizer."
"People are not born with the same resources but many are born with incredible opportunities to learn and to move up and do incredible things in live." [..]

"I was born in a very rural lower middle class environment. I loved it and it's great for me but the thing that enabled me to do other things and to be at Apple today is education."
Cook says Apple's education-focused content like Everyone Can Code and Everyone Can Create is "for the people." "If it has an indirect effect on our business, that's fine," he said. "But frankly, this is from the heart."

Apple, Cook said, has created 1.5 million jobs across Europe with its iOS app economy, with the number of available app-related jobs growing each year. Cook believes that Apple's apps offer an "outstanding" educational opportunity, offering tools that can help kids learn faster when paired with great teachers.

Additional details about Cook's trip to Switzerland may come out over the course of the rest of the week, but thus far, it's not clear what else the CEO has done while in the country. The World Economic Forum lasts through Friday, January 25.

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22 weeks ago
They're all there to discuss climate change, yet a record number of them flew in on their private jets... nice! Hypocrites, all of them.
Rating: 20 Votes
22 weeks ago
Tim Cook is a diehard elite globalist, he’ll fit right in with George Soros who always attends and gives an Open Society Foundation speech

It’s One of Soros’ only ‘public’ ( I say public because still surrounded by elites) appearances

WEF is one big globalist party
Rating: 18 Votes
22 weeks ago
Cook lost me as a fan when he started supporting suppression of free speech via the Trojan Horse of "hate speech"....which literally could mean anything.
He was ok before he played his hand as a virtue signaling leftist. I wish CEOs would stay out of politics.
Rating: 18 Votes
22 weeks ago

To be a little bird on the shoulders of those around that table and to hear about the wonderful pipelines they all have coming... full of courageous and innovative products.

For those of you playing along at home, check off "pipeline" and "courage".



Rating: 13 Votes
22 weeks ago

To be a little bird on the shoulders of those around that table and to hear about the wonderful pipelines they all have coming... full of courageous and innovative products.


That didn't take long.
Rating: 11 Votes
22 weeks ago
Of course he’s pimping iOS. Considering how much he’s destroyed what Apple was known for - quality Mac & Mac OSX products - this isn’t a big surprise....
Rating: 11 Votes
22 weeks ago

Is this satire?


What part was fiction? Have you spent even a moment to research what I’m talking about?

If not, why comment? If so, please see first question
Rating: 9 Votes
22 weeks ago
This is going to be a huge lightening rod for the vocal Tim sucks group here... have fun
Rating: 7 Votes
22 weeks ago
To be a little bird on the shoulders of those around that table and to hear about the wonderful pipelines they all have coming... full of courageous and innovative products.
Rating: 7 Votes
22 weeks ago
Hey, anybody get tired of reading negative comments shoehorned into any thread which concerns Apple or its CEO?

Yeah, me neither. :rolleyes:
Rating: 7 Votes

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