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…

  2. Thanks for sharing this speech


  3. This speech is one of my all-time favourites, together with Randy Pausch’ Last Lecture:

  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

  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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