Jun 12, 2005

A Different Kind of Keynote for Jobs

Steve Jobs Imparts Straightforward Advice

Wonder how many students are going to remember any of this but Steve did conjure up a debate. Is college worth it? is that piece of paper worth it? Do you really learn following a system?You can find the pros and the cons to what he said but he forgot one thing .. luck also plays a major role in life .. he was always at the right place at the right time. But if the networks covered his speech extensively, then he said what needed to be said and no one ever had the bollocks ever to do so ....

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice."

Jobs, wearing sandals and jeans under his robe, was treated like a rock star by the students, in large part due to the surge in popularity of Apple's iPod digital music player. A group of students wore iPod mini costumes over their robes and several students shouted, "Steve, hire me!"

Steve Jobs told Stanford University graduates Sunday that dropping out of college was one of the best decisions he ever made because it forced him to be innovative - even when it came to finding enough money for dinner.

"Of course, it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward," Jobs said. "You can only connect them looking backwards, so you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future."

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