Steve Jobs at Stanford

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.

(thank you for the tip, jones family)

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  1. Classic speech… Do also know J.K. Rowling’s Harvard Commencement Speech? Worth listening to… http://www.der-englisch-blog.de/2010/02/10/j-k-rowlings-harvard-commencement-speech/

  2. Thanks for sharing this speech

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  3. This speech is one of my all-time favourites, together with Randy Pausch’ Last Lecture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo

  4. I’ll bet I’ve watched, heard, read, this speech at least 15 times, end to end, and it still gives me chills. You can’t wear this one out.

  5. For a humorous speech look for Ellen Degeneres at Tulane.

  6. Moral of the story: everyone should study graphic design and typography to become better people.

  7. Thanks for sharing! I’m fascinated by Steve Jobs
    -Catherine

  8. Markus B – I agree – J.K. Rowling’s Harvard Commencement Speech is well worth taking time to listen to, if just for the beauty of the wordsmithing – I especially love ‘talent and intelligence never yet inoculated anyone against the caprice of the fates’ but it’s all beautiful.
    And the common theme of the JK’s speech and SJ’s – the importance of failure, whilst counter-intuitive, is liberating and gives me hope.
    As does the work of Amnesty International (readers will need to listen to JK’s speech to understand the connection)…
    Tina – thank you for an inspirational share.

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