Steve Jobs: Wisdom for the New Graduate

I like re-post­ing this from time to time, espe­cial­ly around com­mence­ment time: Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Com­put­er, deliv­ered this speech at Stan­ford’s com­mence­ment cer­e­mo­ny in June 2005, offer­ing some sim­ple guide­lines for liv­ing a mean­ing­ful life. Some­what iron­i­cal­ly, Jobs nev­er grad­u­at­ed from col­lege. But no mat­ter, there’s lots of good think­ing here, and the speech is well worth a lis­ten. We’ve post­ed the video below (and it’s added to our YouTube playlist), but you could also catch it on iTunes: video here, or audio here.

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  • Paul says:

    Great speech. Real­ly shows what one can do with hard work, a lit­tle luck, and a ton of moti­va­tion and inno­va­tion. Speak­ing of inno­va­tion, I’m work­ing with Intel on their Inter­na­tion­al Sci­ence & Engi­neer­ing Fair (ISEF), which wraps up in Atlanta this week. Some of the world’s best young minds will be par­tic­i­pat­ing, and I urge you and your read­ers to check it out.

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