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Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

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When Steve Jobs was young, he dropped out of college, which enabled him to take a calligraphy course that interested him, but had no immediate practical benefit. Looking back, the Mac would not have had multiple typefaces or well-spaced fonts if Jobs had not dropped in on that course in college.

Getting fired from Apple was at first devastating for Jobs, but it was also the best thing that could have happened. Being a beginner again freed him to enter the most creative period of his life. In the next five years, Jobs started the company NeXT and Pixar. What kept him going was that he lov...

If today is the last day of your life, would you do what you plan to do that day?

If the answer is "no", you need to change something. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Instead, dare to follow your heart.

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