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Copy of Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address ("Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish")
Transcript of Copy of Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address ("Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish")
Thank you, Steve.
"My third story is about death."
"I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas."
"I had the surgery and I'm fine now."
"Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept: ...Death is very likely the single best invention of life."
"Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."
Rhetoric and EPL
Metaphor: "You are already naked."
Personification: "[Death] clears out the old to make way for the new."
Anaphora: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish."
Interesting Facts About Steve Jobs
He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs.
Jobs was a pescetarian, similar to vegetarian with the exception of fish.
Jobs was Buddhist.
He was known among his employees for his aggressive personality and erratic management style.
He was dyslexic.
(cc) image by jantik on Flickr
1955-Jobs is born.
1974- Jobs drops out of college to work with Stephen Wozniak on their first computer.
1976- Jobs and Wozniak start their own company, Apple Computer Inc. which quickly becomes popular.
1985- Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple.
1989- NeXT is created.
1996- NeXT is bought by Apple.
1998- Jobs become CEO of Apple. iMac created.
2001- First iPod is created.
2007- First iPhone released.
2010- First iPad released.
2011- Jobs dies at age 56.
STEVE JOBS' CAREER
Steve Jobs' college life was a bit unusual compared to how you might have imagined it. His biological mother wasn't a college graduate and decided to give Steve up for adoption. She wanted him to be in the hands of a college graduate with hopes that he might go to college when he was older. Eventually, he did go to college, but he found the classes uninteresting. He decided to drop out of Reed College after the first six months.
After dropping out, Jobs started designing the first mac computer. The iMac was released, and it didn't take long for Steve's career to take surprising turns. Today, we look back on Jobs' career, and we can see the ups and downs that led to one of the world's largest and most successful technology brands, Apple.
Jobs was criticised by many reporters including Andrew Ross (NYT) for not donating money to charity. Ross and others claimed that he hadn't donated enough of the fortune he had accumulated. However, friends of Jobs defended him by saying that he was busy changing the world with his technology. Criticism along these lines continued till Jobs' death.
June 12, 2005, Steve Jobs gave a speech to Stanford graduates. Towards the end of the speech, he shares a few words of wisdom that have changed his life: Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
And that’s what he did.
Today, Steve Jobs is known as someone who changed the world of technology. A visionary at heart, Steve's ideas were groundbreaking.
His accomplishments and success with Apple are recognized by many, but more importantly, we recognize his color-outside-the-lines personality. He is no longer living, but he is not dead. He is alive today, just as he will be for generations to come.
STEVE JOBS' 2005 STANDFORD COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
GET OUT A PIECE OF PAPER AND SOMETHING TO WRITE WITH IF YOU WISH TO TAKE NOTES.
"DUM-DUMS" will be rewarded to people who can answer one of the ten trivia questions and those who can give examples of rhetoric and EPL.