Among the most impressive commencement addresses ever, you’d find this one from Steve Jobs up there with David Foster Wallace, Neil Gaiman, and Naval Adm. William H. McRaven. Find out why Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech is the most watched in history.
Who is Steve Jobs?
Steve Jobs (1955-2011) was an American entrepreneur and inventor who co-founded Apple Inc., one of the world’s most valuable companies. Jobs is widely regarded as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution and was instrumental in the development of products such as the Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
In addition to his work at Apple, Jobs also co-founded Pixar Animation Studios, which has produced some of the most successful animated films in history. He was known for his visionary leadership style, attention to detail, and relentless pursuit of excellence. Jobs was also a charismatic public speaker and a master at product launches, with his iconic “one more thing” phrase becoming a staple of Apple events.
Jobs passed away in 2011 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, but his legacy continues to influence the technology industry and inspire entrepreneurs around the world.
Why is he so famous?
Steve Jobs is famous for his visionary leadership, creative genius, and entrepreneurial spirit. He co-founded Apple Inc. with Steve Wozniak in 1976, and the company went on to become one of the world’s most valuable and influential technology companies.
Under Jobs’ leadership, Apple developed a series of innovative products that revolutionized the computer, music, and mobile phone industries. Some of the most significant products that Jobs was involved in developing include the Macintosh computer, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad.
Jobs was also known for his charismatic personality and his ability to captivate audiences with his presentations and product launches. His unique style and attention to detail helped to create a cult-like following for Apple products, and his influence on the tech industry can still be seen today.
Finally, Jobs’ legacy has been cemented by the impact that he has had on society. His inventions have transformed the way we communicate, work, and entertain ourselves, and his entrepreneurial spirit has inspired countless people to pursue their dreams and change the world.
What’s unique and so inspiring about him?
There are several unique and inspiring qualities that Steve Jobs possessed that set him apart from other entrepreneurs and inventors:
1. Visionary thinking: Jobs had an incredible ability to see the potential of technology before anyone else. He was able to imagine products that didn’t exist yet and bring them to life. His visionary thinking was a key factor in the success of Apple.
2. Attention to detail: Jobs was known for his obsession with design and his insistence on perfection. He believed that every aspect of a product, from its hardware to its software to its packaging, should be carefully considered and meticulously crafted.
3. Willingness to take risks: Jobs was not afraid to take risks and go against conventional wisdom. He was willing to bet the future of Apple on products like the iPhone and the iPad, which were not initially embraced by the tech industry.
4. Charismatic personality: Jobs had a magnetic personality that helped him connect with people and build a passionate following for Apple products. He was a master at delivering presentations and product launches that captivated audiences and created excitement.
5. Resilience and perseverance: Jobs faced numerous setbacks and challenges in his life, including being fired from Apple in 1985 and battling cancer later in life. However, he never gave up and continued to pursue his vision with relentless determination.
Overall, Steve Jobs’ unique combination of visionary thinking, attention to detail, risk-taking, charisma, and resilience make him an inspiring figure for entrepreneurs and innovators around the world.
His most memorable and inspiring work
Steve Jobs had a long and illustrious career, and there are many works and products that he was involved in that are both memorable and inspiring.
Here are a few examples:
1. The Macintosh computer: The Macintosh was one of the first personal computers to feature a graphical user interface, making it much more user-friendly than other computers of the time. Jobs was instrumental in the development of the Macintosh and helped to create a product that would revolutionize the computer industry.
2. The iPod: The iPod was a portable music player that allowed users to carry thousands of songs in their pockets. Jobs was involved in the development of the iPod from the beginning, and it became a massive success and a cultural phenomenon.
3. The iPhone: The iPhone was a groundbreaking smartphone that combined a mobile phone, a music player, and a computer into one device. Jobs was the driving force behind the development of the iPhone, and it has since become one of the most successful products in Apple’s history.
4. Pixar Animation Studios: Jobs co-founded Pixar Animation Studios in 1986, and the company went on to produce some of the most successful and beloved animated films in history, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles.
5. Apple retail stores: Jobs was also involved in the development of Apple’s retail stores, which have become some of the most successful retail stores in the world. The stores feature a unique design and layout, and Jobs believed that they were critical to Apple’s success.
Overall, Jobs’ most memorable and inspiring work was his ability to imagine and create products that revolutionized entire industries. His vision, attention to detail, and willingness to take risks have inspired countless entrepreneurs and innovators around the world.
Steve job’s Biography
Many biographies of Steve Jobs have been written over the years, but the most well-known and highly regarded is “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson. This authorized biography was published in 2011, shortly after Jobs’ death, and is based on extensive interviews with Jobs and those who knew him best.
“Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson is available for purchase at most major bookstores, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million. It is also available in eBook and audiobook formats.
In addition to the biography by Isaacson, there are several other books about Jobs and his life and work that you may find interesting, including “Becoming Steve Jobs” by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, and “The Second Coming of Steve Jobs” by Alan Deutschman.
Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech
Here is the full text of Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford University commencement speech:
I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today, I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.
The first story is about connecting the dots.
I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I quit. So why did I drop out?
It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they wanted a girl.
So, my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: “We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: “Of course.” My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.
And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents’ savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out.
And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So, I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn’t interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.
It wasn’t all romantic. I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:
Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus, every poster, and every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn’t have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this.
I learned about serif and sans serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, and about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, and artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.
None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single college course, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.
And since Windows just copied the Mac, no personal computer would likely have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course, it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backward 10 years later.
Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So, you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
My second story is about love and loss.
I was lucky. I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents’ garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation — the Macintosh — a year earlier, and I had just turned 30.
And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew, we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually, we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So, at 30, I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.
I didn’t know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down – that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley.
But something slowly began to dawn on me — I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so, I decided to start over.
I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, and another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the world’s first computer-animated feature film, Toy Story and is now the most successful animation studio in the world.
In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple’s current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.
I’m pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn’t been fired from Apple. It was awful-tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love.
And that is as true for your work as it is for your relationships. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So, keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.
My third story is about death.
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Remembering that 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.
About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn’t even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months.
My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is the doctor’s code for preparing to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you’d have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means making sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.
I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I’m fine now.
This was the closest I’ve been to facing death, and I hope it’s the closest I get for a few more decades. 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:
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now, the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away.
Right now, the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, dare to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the Bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and Polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.
Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous.
Beneath it were the words: “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
Thank you all very much.
Why Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech is the most-watched in history?
Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University has become one of the most-watched and widely shared speeches in history for a few reasons:
1. Authenticity: Jobs spoke from the heart and shared personal stories that were both relatable and inspiring. He didn’t rely on cliches or empty platitudes but instead offered genuine wisdom and insights that resonated with the audience.
2. Relevance: The speech addressed universal themes and struggles that many people can relate to, such as the importance of following your passions, the inevitability of failure, and the value of perseverance.
3. Timing: The speech was given at a time when Jobs had already achieved great success and was widely recognized as a visionary in the tech industry. This gave him a unique platform to share his ideas and experiences, and to offer guidance to a new generation of graduates.
4. Legacy: Jobs’ untimely death in 2011 added a sense of poignancy and significance to the speech, and cemented his place in history as a cultural icon and visionary leader. This has only increased the speech’s popularity and enduring impact over time.
5. Availability: The speech is widely available on the internet, making it easily accessible to anyone with an internet connection. It has been shared and viewed millions of times across various platforms, making it one of the most viral speeches in history.
6. Inspirational and Motivational: The speech contains powerful messages of inspiration, motivation, and encouragement that are relevant not only to graduates but to anyone seeking to live a fulfilling and purposeful life.
Overall, Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech resonates with people for its authenticity, relevance, timing, legacy, availability, and inspirational and motivational messages. It offers timeless advice that can be applied to all aspects of life, making it a true masterpiece of oratory and a lasting legacy of Steve Jobs’ impact on the world.
Analysis of his commencement speech
Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University is widely regarded as a masterpiece of oratory and has been analyzed by scholars and experts in communication and leadership.
Here are a few key observations and insights about the speech:
1. Narrative structure: Jobs used a simple but powerful narrative structure to tell his story, beginning with his adoption, continuing through his early struggles and failures, and ending with his eventual success and return to Apple. This structure created a sense of tension and resolution and helped to engage and captivate the audience.
2. Emotional appeal: Jobs used vivid and personal anecdotes, such as his experiences with calligraphy and his cancer diagnosis, to create an emotional connection with the audience. This emotional appeal helped to humanize Jobs and make him relatable and also added depth and nuance to his message.
3. Universal themes: Jobs spoke about universal themes such as the importance of following your passions, the inevitability of failure, and the value of perseverance. By connecting his personal story to these larger themes, Jobs was able to offer guidance and inspiration to a wide range of people.
4. Authenticity: Jobs’ speech was marked by his authenticity and honesty. He shared personal stories and experiences that were not always flattering or easy, and he spoke openly and candidly about his struggles and failures. This authenticity helped to build trust and credibility with the audience and added weight and significance to his message.
5. Clear and concise language: Jobs used clear and concise language throughout his speech, with simple and direct sentences that were easy to understand and remember. This made his message more accessible and relatable and helped to ensure that it would be widely shared and remembered.
Overall, Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech was a masterful example of effective communication and leadership. By using a simple narrative structure, emotional appeal, universal themes, authenticity, and clear language, Jobs was able to deliver a message that was both inspiring and memorable. His speech continues to resonate with audiences around the world and remains a lasting legacy of his impact on the world.
Where to watch his full speech?
Steve Jobs’ full 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University is available to watch on YouTube, as well as on the Stanford University website. You can simply search for “Steve Jobs Stanford commencement speech” on YouTube or visit the Stanford University website to watch the speech in its entirety.
Here are the links to watch Steve Jobs’ full 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University:
On the Stanford University website: https://news.stanford.edu/2005/06/14/jobs-061505/
Both links provide access to the full speech, which is just over 15 minutes in length.
What is the main message of Steve Jobs’s speech?
The main message of Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University was to encourage graduates to follow their passions and intuition, to be open to new experiences and opportunities, to persevere through challenges and setbacks, and to embrace the inevitability of death as a reminder to live fully and authentically.
Jobs spoke about his own experiences with failure and success, and emphasized the importance of pursuing work that was meaningful and fulfilling, even if it didn’t always lead to immediate success or financial gain. He also spoke about the value of connecting the dots in life, looking back and finding patterns and connections that may not be obvious at the time.
Overall, Jobs’ main message was to live a life that is authentic, purposeful, and true to one’s values and passions. He urged the graduates to not be afraid to take risks and pursue their dreams, and to embrace the uncertainty and impermanence of life as an opportunity to make a difference and leave a lasting legacy.
What are 3 lessons from Steve Jobs’s speech?
Many lessons can be gleaned from Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University, but here are three key takeaways:
1. Follow your passion: One of the central messages of Jobs’ speech was to encourage graduates to follow their passions and pursue work that was meaningful and fulfilling. He argued that by doing what they love, they would be more motivated and committed, and would ultimately be more successful and happier in their lives.
2. Embrace failure: Jobs spoke candidly about his own experiences with failure and emphasized the importance of persevering through setbacks and challenges. He argued that failure was an inevitable part of the journey to success and that by embracing it and learning from it, we can become stronger and more resilient.
3. Live fully in the present: Jobs also spoke about the importance of living fully in the present, and not getting bogged down by regrets or fears about the future. He urged the graduates to savour each moment and to use their time wisely to pursue their passions and make a positive impact on the world.
Overall, these lessons reflect Jobs’ emphasis on living a life that is authentic, purposeful, and true to one’s values and passions, and has resonated with people around the world as timeless advice for success and fulfilment.
What is the conclusion of Steve Jobs’s speech?
The conclusion of Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University was a call to action for the graduates to go out into the world and make a difference. He reminded them that they had the power to shape their destinies, and to use their talents and passions to make a positive impact on the world.
Jobs ended his speech with a quote from the final issue of the Whole Earth Catalog: “Stay hungry, stay foolish.” He encouraged the graduates to remain curious, open-minded, and willing to take risks, even as they ventured out into the world and faced new challenges and opportunities.
Overall, Jobs’ conclusion was a powerful reminder that each of us has the potential to make a difference and that by following our passions, embracing failure, and living fully in the present, we can create a life that is both successful and fulfilling.
What is the summary after Steve?
It’s not entirely clear what you mean by “after Steve.” If you’re asking for a summary of what has happened since Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, here are a few key points:
• Apple has continued to be one of the most successful and valuable companies in the world, under the leadership of CEO Tim Cook.
• The company has released numerous new products and innovations, including the iPhone 12, AirPods, Apple Watch, and various updates to its operating systems.
• Apple has faced criticism and controversy over issues such as privacy, labour practices, and its relationship with China.
• Jobs’ legacy continues to inspire and influence people around the world, particularly in the fields of technology and design.
• Several books, documentaries, and other media have been produced about Jobs’ life and legacy, including the biographical film “Steve Jobs” directed by Aaron Sorkin.
• Jobs’ family has continued to be active in philanthropy and social causes, including through the creation of the Laurene Powell Jobs Trust and the Emerson Collective.
Why is Steve Jobs’s speech so inspiring?
Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University has inspired and resonated with millions of people around the world for several reasons:
1. Authenticity and vulnerability: Jobs was known for being a private and sometimes elusive figure, but in his speech, he opened up about his struggles, failures, and triumphs. His honesty and vulnerability made him more relatable and human, and his willingness to share his own experiences helped to inspire and motivate others.
2. Timeless advice: Although Jobs’ speech was given over 15 years ago, the lessons and advice he shared continue to be relevant and applicable to people of all ages and backgrounds. His emphasis on following one’s passion, embracing failure, and living fully in the present are timeless themes that resonate with people around the world.
3. Inspiring language: Jobs was a gifted communicator and storyteller, and his speech was filled with memorable phrases and powerful imagery. His use of metaphors, anecdotes, and quotes helped to bring his message to life and make it more impactful.
Overall, Jobs’ speech is inspiring because it speaks to the human experience of striving, failing, and ultimately succeeding. It reminds us that each of us has the potential to make a difference in the world and that by following our passions and living with purpose, we can create a life that is both successful and fulfilling.
What was Steve Jobs’s powerful speech?
Steve Jobs’ powerful speech was his 2005 commencement address at Stanford University. In the speech, Jobs shared personal stories and reflections on his life, including his early days at Apple, his subsequent departure from the company, and his battle with pancreatic cancer.
Throughout the speech, Jobs emphasized the importance of following one’s passions, embracing failure, and living in the present moment. He encouraged the graduates to take risks and to pursue work that they loved, even if it meant going against convention or taking a non-traditional path.
One of the most powerful moments of the speech came when Jobs talked about his cancer diagnosis and how it had given him a new perspective on life. He urged the graduates to cherish their time and not waste it on things that didn’t matter, saying, “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.”
Overall, Jobs’ speech was powerful because it was deeply personal and heartfelt, and spoke to universal themes of resilience, determination, and the human experience. It continues to inspire and motivate people around the world and is widely regarded as one of the greatest commencement speeches of all time.
What students can learn from Steve Jobs?
There are several valuable lessons that students can learn from Steve Jobs, based on his life and career.
Here are a few:
1. Follow your passions: Jobs was a strong advocate for pursuing work that you love and that aligns with your interests and values. He believed that by doing so, you are more likely to be successful and fulfilled in your career.
2. Embrace failure: Jobs experienced many setbacks and failures throughout his life, but he viewed them as opportunities to learn and grow. He believed that failure was an important part of the creative process and that it was necessary to achieve great success.
3. Think differently: Jobs was known for his unconventional thinking and his ability to challenge the status quo. He encouraged people to approach problems and challenges from new angles and to be willing to take risks and innovate.
4. Stay hungry and stay foolish: This was a phrase that Jobs used in his Stanford commencement speech, and it speaks to the importance of maintaining a sense of curiosity and a willingness to learn throughout your life. Jobs believed that it was important to never become complacent or too comfortable and to always be seeking out new opportunities for growth and development.
Overall, students can learn from Jobs’ example of perseverance, creativity, and dedication to his passions. By embracing these values, they can cultivate the skills and mindset needed to achieve their own goals and make a positive impact in the world.
What is the most motivational speech ever?
There are many great motivational speeches throughout history, and the answer to this question may vary depending on personal preference.
However, here are a few speeches that are widely regarded as some of the most motivational and inspiring of all time:
1. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech: This speech, given in 1963 during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, is one of the most iconic speeches in American history. King’s powerful words called for an end to racism and discrimination and inspired a generation of activists to fight for civil rights.
2. Winston Churchill’s “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” speech: This speech, given in 1940 during World War II, rallied the British people and boosted morale during a difficult time. Churchill’s words emphasized the importance of perseverance and determination in the face of adversity.
3. Steve Jobs’ Stanford University commencement address: Jobs’ 2005 speech at Stanford is widely regarded as one of the most inspirational speeches of all time. He shared personal stories and reflections on his life and encouraged the graduates to follow their passions and embrace failure to achieve great success.
4. J.K. Rowling’s Harvard University commencement address: Rowling’s 2008 speech at Harvard emphasized the importance of imagination, empathy, and resilience in overcoming challenges and achieving success. Her personal story of overcoming adversity has inspired millions of people around the world.
These speeches (and many others) continue to inspire and motivate people of all ages and backgrounds, and their messages are as relevant today as they were when they were first given.
Why is Steve Jobs my role model?
As a stranger, I don’t have access to your personal beliefs and values, so I cannot say why Steve Jobs is your role model specifically.
However, I can offer some general reasons why people might choose Steve Jobs as a role model:
1. Entrepreneurship: Jobs was a highly successful entrepreneur who co-founded Apple Inc. and played a major role in the development of personal computing, mobile devices, and other groundbreaking technologies. Many people admire his business acumen and his ability to turn innovative ideas into profitable products.
2. Creativity: Jobs was known for his creativity and his ability to think outside the box. He pushed the boundaries of what was possible in technology and design, and his products have had a major impact on the way we live and work today.
3. Vision: Jobs had a clear vision for what he wanted to achieve, and he was able to inspire others to share his vision and work towards a common goal. His leadership style and ability to communicate his ideas effectively have been studied and emulated by many.
4. Perseverance: Jobs faced numerous setbacks and challenges throughout his life and career, including being ousted from Apple in the 1980s. However, he never gave up on his vision and eventually returned to the company to lead it to even greater success. His persistence and resilience in the face of adversity can be a source of inspiration for many people.
These are just a few reasons why Steve Jobs might be considered a role model. Ultimately, your reasons for admiring him may be different based on your values and goals.
What are the positive things about Steve Jobs?
Many positive things can be said about Steve Jobs.
Here are just a few:
1. Innovation: Jobs was a highly innovative thinker who was able to anticipate and create new markets for technology. He played a major role in the development of personal computing, mobile devices, and other groundbreaking technologies.
2. Design: Jobs was known for his keen eye for design and his ability to create products that were not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. His focus on design helped to set Apple apart from its competitors and has influenced the industry as a whole.
3. Vision: Jobs had a clear vision for what he wanted to achieve, and he was able to inspire others to share his vision and work towards a common goal. He was a master at communicating his ideas and getting others on board with his plans.
4. Leadership: Jobs was a strong leader who was able to motivate and inspire those around him. He demanded excellence from his employees and was willing to take risks to achieve his goals.
5. Philanthropy: Despite his reputation for being a demanding boss, Jobs was also known for his philanthropy. He donated millions of dollars to charity over the years and was a strong advocate for environmental causes.
These are just a few of the positive things that can be said about Steve Jobs. Despite his flaws, he was a highly influential figure who left a lasting impact on the world of technology and beyond.
What was Steve Jobs’s importance to the world?
Steve Jobs was an incredibly important figure to the world in several ways:
1. Technology: Perhaps most notably, Jobs played a major role in the development of personal computing, mobile devices, and other groundbreaking technologies. He was a visionary who was able to anticipate and create new markets for technology, and his products have had a major impact on the way we live and work today.
2. Design: Jobs was known for his keen eye for design and his ability to create products that were not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. His focus on design helped to set Apple apart from its competitors and has influenced the industry as a whole.
3. Entrepreneurship: Jobs was a highly successful entrepreneur who co-founded Apple Inc. and played a major role in the growth and success of the company. He was able to turn innovative ideas into profitable products and helped to create one of the most valuable companies in the world.
4. Leadership: Jobs was a strong leader who was able to motivate and inspire those around him. He demanded excellence from his employees and was willing to take risks to achieve his goals.
5. Inspiration: Jobs was a source of inspiration for many people, both within and outside of the technology industry. His focus on innovation, design, and vision has inspired countless entrepreneurs and creative thinkers over the years.
Overall, Steve Jobs was a highly influential figure whose impact on the world of technology and beyond cannot be overstated. His legacy continues to be felt today, years after his passing.
Who is World’s No 1 motivational speaker?
It is difficult to name a single individual as the world’s No.1 motivational speaker, as many accomplished speakers have inspired and motivated audiences around the globe. Some of the most well-known and highly regarded motivational speakers include Tony Robbins, Les Brown, Eric Thomas, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, and Brian Tracy, among many others.
Each of these speakers has a unique style and approach to motivating and inspiring others, and their impact has been felt by millions of people worldwide.
What is a motivational speech short note?
A motivational speech is a type of speech that is intended to inspire, motivate, or encourage the audience. It is typically delivered by a speaker who shares their own experiences, knowledge, or wisdom to inspire others to achieve their goals or improve their lives. A motivational speech can be given in a variety of contexts, including in the workplace, at school or university, at a conference or event, or in a personal setting.
The speech may focus on a particular topic, such as leadership, personal development, or overcoming adversity, and it may include personal anecdotes, inspirational quotes, or other elements designed to engage and motivate the audience. The goal of a motivational speech is to inspire positive change and encourage the audience to take action towards their goals or aspirations.
What is a successful speech?
A successful speech is one that effectively communicates its message to the intended audience and achieves its intended purpose.
The following are some characteristics of a successful speech:
1. Clear and concise message: A successful speech has a clear and concise message that is easily understood by the audience. The message should be well-organized, with a clear introduction, body, and conclusion.
2. Engaging delivery: A successful speech is delivered engagingly and compellingly. The speaker should use a variety of techniques, such as storytelling, humour, and audience participation, to keep the audience engaged.
3. Relevant and meaningful content: A successful speech is relevant and meaningful to the audience. The content should be tailored to the needs and interests of the audience and should be presented in a way that is relatable and resonates with them.
4. Authenticity: A successful speech is delivered with authenticity and sincerity. The speaker should be genuine and honest and should speak from the heart.
5. Impactful conclusion: A successful speech has a powerful and impactful conclusion that leaves a lasting impression on the audience. The conclusion should summarize the main points of the speech and leave the audience with a sense of inspiration or motivation.
Overall, a successful speech is one that effectively communicates its message, engages the audience, and leaves a lasting impression.
How does Steve Jobs structure his speech?
Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University had a simple yet effective structure that kept the audience engaged throughout the entire speech.
The structure of his speech can be summarized as follows:
1. Introduction: In the opening of his speech, Jobs shares a personal anecdote about dropping out of college and highlights the importance of following one’s passions.
2. Three stories: Jobs then proceeds to share three stories from his life that have had a significant impact on him. The stories include his experience with calligraphy, his departure from Apple, and his battle with cancer.
3. Themes and messages: Throughout the speech, Jobs weaves in themes and messages that are relevant to his stories. These include the importance of following one’s passion, finding meaning and purpose in life, and facing and overcoming adversity.
4. Conclusion: In the conclusion of his speech, Jobs summarizes the key themes and messages and encourages graduates to pursue their passions, take risks, and make a difference in the world.
Overall, Jobs’ speech had a simple yet powerful structure that effectively conveyed his message to the audience. By using personal anecdotes and weaving in themes and messages throughout the speech, he was able to engage and inspire his listeners.
What is love and loss from the speech of Steve Jobs?
In his 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University, Steve Jobs talked about the themes of love and loss. He shared his personal experiences of dropping out of college, being fired from Apple, and facing a life-threatening illness, which he attributed to being some of the most difficult times of his life.
Jobs talked about the importance of following one’s heart and doing what one loves. He advised the graduates to not settle for anything less than their passion and to take risks in pursuing what they truly care about. He talked about how his love for technology and design drove him to create Apple, and how his love for his family and life motivated him to fight his illness.
At the same time, Jobs acknowledged the inevitability of loss in life. He talked about how getting fired from Apple felt like a public humiliation and how his illness made him confront his mortality. However, he also spoke about how these experiences taught him important lessons and ultimately made him stronger.
Overall, Jobs’ message was that life is full of ups and downs and that it is important to follow one’s passion and not be afraid of failure or loss. He encouraged the graduates to embrace the challenges and opportunities that life presents and to use them as opportunities for growth and learning.
Steve Jobs Commencement Speech Summary
Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University was a powerful and inspiring address that shared his personal experiences and offered valuable life lessons to the graduating class.
Here is a summary of his speech:
• In the introduction, Jobs talked about his decision to drop out of college and follow his curiosity, and the importance of pursuing one’s passions.
• He shared three stories from his life: his experience with calligraphy, his departure from and return to Apple, and his battle with cancer. Each story had a central message about the importance of finding meaning and purpose in life, facing challenges, and following one’s heart.
• Jobs talked about the importance of staying hungry and foolish, taking risks, and not settling for anything less than one’s passion.
• He also spoke about the inevitability of failure and loss in life, and how these experiences can be opportunities for growth and learning.
• In the conclusion, Jobs summarized the key themes and messages from his speech and encouraged the graduates to make a difference in the world.
Overall, Jobs’ speech was a powerful reminder that life is short and that it is important to pursue what we love and make the most of the time we have. His personal anecdotes and inspiring messages continue to resonate with people around the world.