STEVE JOBS

Cosmopolitan (UK) - - Earn -

Where Stan­ford Univer­sity, 2005

Best for Those times when you re­ally just need some­one to tell you it’s OK to want to bake sour­dough/ learn Man­darin/throw pots.

Vibe Prob­a­bly the most-quoted com­mence­ment speech of all time. In it, he stresses the im­por­tance of fol­low­ing your cu­riosi­ties, how­ever ran­dom. After drop­ping out of col­lege, he took a cal­lig­ra­phy course be­cause it fas­ci­nated him. Ten years later, while de­sign­ing his Mac pro­to­type, he re­mem­bered what he’d learned and he made the first-ever com­puter with beau­ti­ful ty­pog­ra­phy.

Post-it-note quote “You can­not con­nect the dots look­ing for­ward, you can only con­nect them look­ing back­wards. You have to trust that the dots will some­how con­nect in your fu­ture.”

Skip to 12mins 30secs – this is his pre­scient cry that “time is lim­ited, so don’t waste it liv­ing some­one else’s life” (Jobs died of can­cer six years later, aged 56). Sorry, now you’re cry­ing.

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