WHERE: Stanford University, 2005
BEST FOR: Those times when you really just need someone to tell you it’s OK to want to bake bread/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 learnt and he made the first-ever computer with beautiful typography. POST-IT-NOTE QUOTE: ‘You can’t 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.’