Steve Jobs' Speech at Stanford University

By | October 7, 2011

I recently re-watched Steve Job’s speech from June 12, 2005 at Stanford University’s 114th Commencement and I think it is one of those exceptional speeches that I would like to share it with you. The speech is touching and inspirational.


Steve Jobs tells three great stories from his life. And these great stories contain valuable messages that we can all learn from.

The first story is about connecting the dots.
In this story, he tells us to follow our intuition, do what we like and it will benefit us in the future. We may not see it now but when we look back in time, in the future, we will see a clear picture.

The second story is about love and loss.
In this story, he tells us to pursue our dreams and to strive for it as long as we live.

The third story is about death.
In this story, he talks about how important it is that we live each moment to the fullest. We should follow our heart and go after our dream.

Steve Jobs was a visionary and creator. In the end of his speech, he left with these words:

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

It’s a very interesting quote and I think the quote reflects what I have always believed in. I think it’s important that we always seek to improve ourselves, gain more knowledge and to never settle for less than what we think we can achieve. My motto is, “LIVE and LEARN.”

Question for you: How did Steve Jobs impact your life?

Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
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