25 Inspirational Tim Cook Quotes

25 Inspirational Tim Cook Quotes

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Tim Cook is an American business executive and industrial engineer. Cook is the chief executive officer of Apple Inc., and previously served as the company’s chief operating officer under its co-founder Steve Jobs. Cook also serves on the boards of directors of Nike, Inc., the National Football Foundation, and is a trustee of Duke University.

Below are Inspirational Quotes From Tim Cook:


  1. “You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change.” Tim Cook


  1. “I hope people remember me as a good and decent man. And if they do, then that’s success.” Tim Cook


  1. “I think each person, if you’re a CEO, the most important thing is to have – to me, is to pick people around you that aren’t like you, that complement you. Because you want to build a puzzle; you don’t want to stack Chiclets up and have everyone be the same. And so I believe in diversity with a capital D.” Tim Cook


  1. “People should have values, so by extension, a company should. And one of the things you do is give back.” Tim Cook

5. “When we launch a product, we’re already working on the next one. And possibly even the next, next one.”Tim Cook


  1. “Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got.” Tim Cook


  1. “We’re very simple people at Apple. We focus on making the world’s best products and enriching people’s lives.” Tim Cook


  1. “We have never said that we’re perfect. We’ve said that we seek that. But we sometimes fall short.” Tim Cook


  1. “You can only do so many things great, and you should cast aside everything else.” Tim Cook

10. “The way we look at manufacturing is this: the U.S.’s strategy should be to skate where the puck is going, not where it is.” Tim Cook


  1. “We collectively, to get things done, work together as a team. Because the work really happens horizontally in our company, not vertically.” Tim Cook


  1. “Our goal has never been to make the most. It’s always been to make the best.” Tim Cook


  1. “I think the iPhone is the best consumer product ever. That’s what I feel about it. And it’s become so integrated and integral to our lives, you wouldn’t think about leaving home without it.” Tim Cook


  1. “Work takes on new meaning when you feel you are pointed in the right direction. Otherwise, it’s just a job, and life is too short for that.” Tim Cook

15. “Let your joy be in your journey – not in some distant goal.” Tim Cook


  1. “We think coding should be required in every school because it’s as important as any kind of second language.” Tim Cook


  1. “I learned that focus is key. Not just in your running a company, but in your personal life as well.” Tim Cook


  1. “For us, the most important thing we can do is raise people up – that is, either by giving the ability to do things they could not otherwise do, allow them to create things they couldn’t otherwise create. It’s about giving them tools; it is about empowering people.” Tim Cook


  1. “The North Star has always been the same, which for us, is about making insanely great products that really change the world in some way – enrich people’s lives.” Tim Cook

20. “The worst thing in the world that can happen to you if you’re an engineer that has given his life to something is for someone to rip it off and put their name to it.” Tim Cook


  1. “When you care about people’s happiness and productivity, you give them what brings out the best in them and their creativity. And if you give them a choice, they’ll say, ‘I want an iPhone,’ or ‘I want a Mac.’ We think we can win a lot of corporate decisions at that level.” Tim Cook


  1. “You can focus on things that are barriers or you can focus on scaling the wall or redefining the problem.” Tim Cook


  1. “It’s hard to edit. It’s hard to stay focused. And yet, we know we’ll only do our best work if we stay focused. And so, you know, the hardest decisions we made are all the things not to work on, frankly.” Tim Cook


  1. “To whom much is given, much is expected. I do believe this. It’s embedded in me.” Tim Cook

25. “If you embrace that the things that you can do are limitless, you can put your ding in the universe. You can change the world.” Tim Cook

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