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3 stories from Steve Jobs

Stanford Report: This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.


Steve Jobs tells 3 stories from his life. He talks to university students, but who cares. It is just interesting to read.


about connecting the dots:


"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."


about love and loss:


"You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."


about death:


"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."


Enjoy


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Monday, July 18, 2005 8:07 PM

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# re: 3 stories from Steve Jobs
I always am a sucker for speeches by Billionaires. This one is particularly good . With viewpoints like this, it's not hard to understand how he's accomplished all that he has. I know, he's laid a fwe eggs but Jobs is definitely a winner and this is why.

7/23/2005 2:51 AM by Bill

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