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.