Apple CEO Tim Cook sat with president-elect Donald Trump to discuss the tech industry and its future. Cook expressed that he wanted to be more involved and that he didn’t want to be on the “sidelines” during Trump’s White House.
The Hill quotes him saying ““I think it’s very important to do that because you don’t change things by just yelling,” Cook wrote to employees in an internal memo. “You change things by showing everyone why your way is the best. In many ways, it’s a debate of ideas.”
“Personally, I’ve never found being on the sideline a successful place to be,” Cook wrote. “The way that you influence these issues is to be in the arena. So whether it’s in this country, or the European Union, or in China or South America, we engage. And we engage when we agree and we engage when we disagree.””