🍎 Tim Cook became Apple's CEO 10 years ago

Apple has only skyrocketed since

Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 Over ten years ago this week, Tim Cooks took over as Apple’s CEO, transforming the company into what it is today. Budweiser is the latest company to get involved with NFTs, by purchasing a rocket NFT for 8 ETH.

The biggest announcements at Gamescon 2021

On Tuesday, Microsoft hosted its Gamescon event, revealing news and updates surrounding titles from Xbox Game Studios. If you missed it, here are the biggest announcements made.

Cloud Gaming is coming to Xbox Series X/S

Microsoft announced that cloud gaming is coming to Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One later this year, allowing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play 100+ games all from the cloud before they've even downloaded them.

Forza Horizon 5 reveals new cars

We have already seen plenty of Forza Horizon 5's beautiful graphics, but at Gamescon, we got to see the games cover cars. Players will be able to explore the streets of Mexico in the Mercedes-AMG ONE, or for the drivers who prefer off-road terrain, the 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands.

Microsoft Flight Simulator has some exciting updates

Updates are coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator over the next few months. Germany, Austria, and Switzerland will have new aerial imagery, high-resolution elevation maps, and brand-new 3D cities. If you're looking for something more fast-paced, a new racing mode is on the way.

Budweiser have cracked open into NFT’s

More and more brands are getting involved with NFT’s, with VISA recently purchasing a $150,000 CryptoPunk, and now Budweiser have also joined the movement.

Jumping on a rocket shop

Not quite literally this time, but they probably could with their total amount spent. Budweiser purchased a brand-theme’d rocket NFT as can be seen above from Tom Sachs: Rocket Factory for their first move into the space, which set them back a subtle 8 Ethereum, which isn’t too bad at all.

A refreshing domain

What could make Budweiser’s move into the land of NFT’s even better? A beer theme’d domain, of course. They purchased the beer.eth address for a generous amount of 30 Ethereum, which may be more than the NFT itself, but it’s a worthy price for a short unique domain name like this one.

Brands making moves

The NFT space is still extremely new, as most people throughout the world still have yet to either hear about them, or fully understand them, but as more and more brands, like VISA and Budweiser, alongside celebrities, create noise around NFT’s by talking about them and actually purchasing them, it’ll only continue to get the space bigger and more known, which appears to be what’s happening right now, as more and more eyes come to NFT’s.

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Find your passion

We've all been told before to find and pursue your passion, but never actually find out how to even find what you're most passionate about, or how to pursue it.

How do you do this?

To live a happy and successful life, you should only pursue the things you love. Think about what dreams and projects you would chase in life if money didn't exist, learn everything there is to know about whatever it may be and start pursuing them, and before you know it, the freedom to focus on what you love full time will happen.

Success will follow

If in life, whatever career path you're following, for example, starting the business you always wanted to, has passion present, you're a lot more likely to succeed in the long run and overcome any barriers that come between you and your dream.

Tim Cook became CEO of Apple 10 years ago

This week ten years ago, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs resigned as CEO, leaving the company to his successor, Tim Cook. Fast forward ten years to today, and Apple is thriving.

Steve made the right choice

Before Jobs stepped down, he fully trusted Tim would be the best possible new CEO could have. Tim was Chief Operating Officer at Apple at the time and spent years preparing for the possibility that he would have to step into Job’s shoes, and ever since, he’s not let him down.

Revenue has skyrocketed

In the third quarter of 2011, Apple reported $28.58 billion in revenue. This year, during the most recent quarter, Apple reported $81.4 billion, nearly triple the amount from 2011.

Huge success

Since Tim took over, Apple has doubled in employees from 60,400 in 2011 to 147,000 current employees. Not only has revenue increased massively for Apple, Tim Cook has also transformed Apple into the first company to hit a $2 trillion market cap.