Steve Jobs' Commencement Speech

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    Stanford has posted the text of Steve Jobs' recent commencement speech from Stanford's 2005 graduation speech.

    Jobs relates stories about his life, including his work at Apple as well as his public departure:

    Jobs, of course, later returned to Apple when Apple purchased NeXT (also founded by Steve Jobs).


     
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    Wow, I didn't realize Job was doing this - would have been a great speech to hear and experience. We didn't have anything like this for our graduation. ;)
     
  3. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    Ok I will be good this time. It is nice to see Jobs beign so involved with higher eductaion. He sure made getting fired sound as not a bad thing.
     
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    Think Different

    Compared to GWs speech about being a 'C' student
    and becoming President -- this somewhat outdoes
    that Lame Yale address, and proves a drop out can
    become a true leader who truly empowers
    individuals and changes lives......
     
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    That part about the pancreas cancer and the doctor telling him he only had 3-6 months to live, then finding out it was actually a curable cancer was really something to read.
     
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    Wow Steve is amazing, I really wish I could have been there for it but then again i dont go to Stanford.
     
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    Just finished reading it. Next year is my senior year at college, man it would be sweet to have him come and talk at my school (I highly doubt it though, I go to the University of Vermont, I don't we quite have the same budget).
     
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    Steve's partner went to UC, Berkeley...
    As a cal student, this is blasphemy!
    Steve, this is unforgivable!
     
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    And Steve's return to Apple was the best thing that ever happened to the company.
     
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    Very strange to stand up before a graduating class and say one of the best decisions he ever made was dropping out of college lol
     
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    I like this quote...

    Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
     
  13. dongmin macrumors 68000

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    don't be such a Weeny ;)

    you can always start using windows...
     
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    Damn good speech Steve. Keep fighting the good fight.
     
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    After watching the video, it's strange to see Steve reading because at the Keynotes he is so smooth and passionate, this felt very rigid.
     
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    I still don't get how he could be fired from a company he started.... :confused:
     
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    That's happened to a lot of people, actually. It's not as strange as it initially seems.
     
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    After seeing the clip, that was my first thought too . I assumed before I saw the speech that Steve had memorized it.

    The speech was very inspirational though. He really delivered for Stanford.
     
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    Enjoyed reading his speech.

    Steve makes some very good life points.

    Connecting the dots... When he came back to Apple, he was hired for $1 per year. That was it. Until the BOD gave him the airplane and then other items. He was following his passion the gravy followed.

    Sushi
     
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    Ummm....

    ....shouldn't this be the iTMS free download of the week or something?
     
  22. cashmoney macrumors member

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    nice! it really touched my heart. :eek: Everything is meaningless compared to death.
     
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    Wow, damn lucky Stanford students! For 365 days a year I do NOT want to be a Stanford student, but this year it's only 364 days! :D

    (Oh don't get nitpicky about leap years, you nitpicker! ;))
     
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    Genius

    What a smart guy, he really deserves everything he has accomplished.
     

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