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)
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/
Aug 31st, 2010 / 4:45 pm
Thanks for sharing this speech
Aug 31st, 2010 / 4:47 pm
This speech is one of my all-time favourites, together with Randy Pausch’ Last Lecture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo
Aug 31st, 2010 / 5:01 pm
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.
Aug 31st, 2010 / 9:45 pm
For a humorous speech look for Ellen Degeneres at Tulane.
Aug 31st, 2010 / 11:12 pm
Moral of the story: everyone should study graphic design and typography to become better people.
Sep 1st, 2010 / 6:54 am
Thanks for sharing! I’m fascinated by Steve Jobs
Sep 1st, 2010 / 9:46 am
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.
Sep 1st, 2010 / 10:35 am
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