Steve Jobs on Life, Death, and the Whole Earth Catalog

January 9, 2009

This is a video of the a commencement speech delivered by Steve Jobs in 2005 at Stanford University. The 15 minute speech covers his early life, his successes and disappointments, how some of those disappointments led to later successes, his view of death as a motivator and contextualizer, and a comment on the Whole Earth Catalog (mentioned in an earlier post on this blog, here) as an influence for him.

This video may be all over the web by the time you read this post but this is worth watching. It's a good speech- moving at times- with good advice for the then new grads and for all of us. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.


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