Steve Jobs’ Commence Address

Steve Jobs’ Commence Address

Unit 18 of the Advanced/Proficiency Online Course presented a brief interview with Steve Jobs. In that interview, he discussed the approach to leadership and team-building at Apple Computer.

The video above contains another talk by Jobs, this time a well-known speech delivered at a graduation ceremony for Stanford University in 2005. There’s not much need for comment from me – the video speaks for itself. Take a few minutes to watch the address, and leave a comment telling us what particular extracts you found to be most inspiring or relevant to your life.

If you would like to read the text of the speech, follow this link: Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address.

4 Responses to “Steve Jobs’ Commence Address”


Marta Kubicz says:

April 2nd, 2012 at 16:50

“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 others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary”. In my opinion this exstract is the most inspiring. For me it is intersting that all his success started after the failure. What’s more there wasn’t only one and after all he didn’t give up and tried to do everything to be successful.



Tommy says:

April 5th, 2012 at 14:14

Thanks for the contribution, Marta. Those are definitely some inspirational words, and it’s a great help to get motivated by listening to them!

Have a great day.



agnieszka says:

April 17th, 2012 at 21:35

I found couple of really interesting thoughts in Steve Jobs speech that moves me and probably will stay with me for longer.
1. Everything in your life happen for a reason. It’s difficult to understand it forward but clear to connect backward. Even if you don’t know why, and feel rejected or deceived – remember everything happen in you life because of some reason, and at some point of our life it all will make sens. So you should listen to your intuition and follow your heart, put more confidence in yourself not the outside world.
2. You have to find something that you really love in your life; don’t give up just keep looking. Don’t settle down. And eventually you will find it.
3. Our time on this earth from the beginning is limited so it’s pointless to waste it on doing something you don’t believe in or giving up just become of some fears. In face of death all our fears, challenges, daily problem just fall away. So try, try, try as much as you can in your life, don’t waste any chance before you have even started anything.



Tommy says:

April 18th, 2012 at 11:06

Hi Agnieszka. Those are definitely some inspiring points you mention. I’m glad you also found the speech to be meaningful. Thanks for the comment.


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