Do You Have the Courage to Admit That You're Wrong?

Tim Cook
Do You Have the Courage to Admit That You're Wrong?
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Tim Cook: "The most important thing is, Do you have the courage to admit that you’re wrong? And do you change?"
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Happy Pride Month 2022! This June, we are featuring inspirational quotes from extraordinary LGBTQ+ leaders. 🏳️‍🌈

 


 

Tim Cook (1960-) is an American technology executive who has been the CEO of Apple since 2011.

In 2014, Cook became the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company - a pivotal moment for LGBTQ+ acceptance in the corporate world. “If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy," - said Cook.

Cook was named Person of the Year by the Financial Times in 2014, World's Greatest Leader by Fortune Magazine in 2015, received the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award (2015) and the Courage Against Hate award from Anti-Defamation League (2018).


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