Steve Jobs on Life

I like re-post­ing this from time to time.

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Com­put­er, deliv­ered this speech at Stan­ford’s com­mence­ment cer­e­mo­ny in June 2005. I some­how doubt that the grad­u­at­ing class could have tru­ly appre­ci­at­ed what Jobs is say­ing here. (At that age, I could­n’t have.) But if you’re a lit­tle fur­ther down the road, you’ll under­stand that Jobs (who iron­i­cal­ly nev­er grad­u­at­ed from col­lege) points to a sim­ple set of guide­lines that can make the dif­fer­ence between liv­ing a fas­ci­nat­ing and so-so life. Sad­ly, these prin­ci­ples get lost all too often in the noise, iner­tia and blur of every­day life.

By the way, the pod­cast ver­sion of this speech con­sis­tent­ly remains the num­ber #1 pod­cast on Stan­ford’s iTunes site. You can down­load it in video here, or audio here.

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