Tim Cook Explains the Difference between Being Prepared and Being Ready
Apple CEO Tim Cook shares some of his experience of taking over the tech giant after the death of Steve Jobs.
He gave this guidance to new graduates during his commencement speech at Stanford University, “Your mentors may leave you prepared, but they can’t leave you ready.”
He also reveals the dark horizon of Silicon Valley, indicating the shortcomings of Facebook, YouTube, and Theranos.
Cook said, “This place still believes that the human capacity to solve problems is boundless. But so, it seems, is our potential to create them.”
He remembered the time when Steve got sick and he learned the real difference between being prepared and being ready.
Cook added in his speech that “when your time comes, and it will, you’ll never be ready. But you are not supposed to be.”
He concluded by insisting that graduates “be different and leave something worthy.”