Coca-Cola’s CEO tells you everything you need to know about the world right now

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Few people need to have a clear bird’s-eye view of the world economy in the way CEOs of multinational corporations do.As Coca-Cola’s CEO, Muhtar Kent is one of these people.During Coke’s first-quarter earnings call, one analyst asked Kent how he was dealing with forces the company could not control.Here’s his answer in full, via Goldman Sachs’ “Beige Book,” which looks at what companies talk about during earnings:

Tim Cook channels Martin Luther King Jr. in speech to George Washington University graduates

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Tim Cook at GWU

Apple chief executive Tim Cook delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of George Washington University today. His speech spoke directly of justice, injustice, and his optimism that values belong in the workplace.Cook mentioned Martin Luther King, Jr. three times in his address, including at the very beginning and at the very end.He called King and former president John F. Kennedy two of his early heroes from childhood, at a time and place in Alabama, where Cook grew up, where those two were not held in high regard by most of the people around him.