Steve Jobs, college drop-out, on college, work, life, death, and love

Apple’s resident genius, Steve Jobs, didn’t finish college. Didn’t even make it through a full year. He ended up doing just fine, though. A few years ago he delivered the commencement address at Stanford. He’s a master communicator. (Check out this Presentation Zen post about his presentation style contrasted with that of Bill Gates. It’s sort of like how a presentation show-down between Yoda and Darth Vader might look.) Watch this speech. You will be moved by his wisdom, and you should take note of his presentation style. He’s just telling stories. No bullet points. Not a lot of facts. True stories. Personal stories that evoke feelings. And note his advice about taking classes and finding work that you love. Aren’t you glad he took that calligraphy class? A quote from the speech: “There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

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