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Steve Jobs' Speech - Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

3 Pages 635 Words November 2018

Steve Jobs presented the speech “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” to the graduating class at Stanford University on June 12, 2005. Jobs told them three stories about connecting the dots, love, and loss, and death to provide advice. He said how life was since the beginning, he was put up for adoption and when the family he was supposed to be adopted by backed out last minute. His parents were put on a waiting list. His biological mother ended up finding out his mother never graduated college and his father never graduated high school. She ended up refusing to sign the final adoption paper.
After 17 years, he went to college. He chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford. After six months, he ended up dropping out. He didn’t know what he wanted to do, or how college was going to help him. He didn’t have a dorm room, so he slept on the floors of friends. He went to the Hare Krishna temple once a week to get a good meal. He dropped into classes. In one of the classes he dropped in on, he learned about calligraphy. He learned about serif and san serif, and about the varying amount to space. With this, he ended up designing it into the Mac. Which “Windows copied” as he says, he believes no personal computer would have them.
Jobs states “you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect to your future.” Trusting in something, either your gut, destiny, life, karma, etc. is what you must do.
Nobody can differ on this fact that you must find what’s your passion as soon as possible. Steve Jobs said that he was lucky that he found his love at an early age of 20. This helped him in restricting his domain and completely focus on it. He started Apple at 20 in a garage with Steve Wozniak. Apple later turned into a billion-dollar company with over 4000 employees. This was all because he found his love early in his life. But that’...

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