Tim CookがAppleのスタッフを鼓舞: Trumpの選挙勝利を受けて‘われわれはみんなで前進するのみ’と



Tim Cookは、Donald Trumpの歴史的で物議をかもしたアメリカ大統領選の勝利のあと、Appleのスタッフに、どれだけ政治的な分裂や緊張があっても、会社は“みんなの力で前進する”、と檄を飛ばした。

選挙戦のときTrumpは、Appleは製品を中国など世界のほかの場所ではなくアメリカで作るべし、と示唆した。これが実際に大統領としての産業政策の一部になるのか、それはまだ分からないが、彼が1月に実際にホワイトハウス入りすることは、Appleの連中にとって気になることだろう。そのような不確定性に対してCookは社員らに宛てた全社的メモで、–BuzzFeedの記事によれば–“AppleのNorth Star店では昨日から何一つ変わっていないことを見て自信を持て”、と述べた。






〔訳注: 以下英文ママ〕


I’ve heard from many of you today about the presidential election. In a political contest where the candidates were so different and each received a similar number of popular votes, it’s inevitable that the aftermath leaves many of you with strong feelings.

We have a very diverse team of employees, including supporters of each of the candidates. Regardless of which candidate each of us supported as individuals, the only way to move forward is to move forward together. I recall something Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said 50 years ago: “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” This advice is timeless, and a reminder that we only do great work and improve the world by moving forward.

While there is discussion today about uncertainties ahead, you can be confident that Apple’s North Star hasn’t changed. Our products connect people everywhere, and they provide the tools for our customers to do great things to improve their lives and the world at large. Our company is open to all, and we celebrate the diversity of our team here in the United States and around the world — regardless of what they look like, where they come from, how they worship or who they love.
I’ve always looked at Apple as one big family and I encourage you to reach out to your co-workers if they are feeling anxious.

Let’s move forward — together!



(翻訳:iwatani(a.k.a. hiwa))