Thursday, June 23, 2005

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

It's that time of year when commencement addresses are given. Then, the good ones are circulated throughout the web. Last time around, Tom Hanks' speech seem to top the list:
" ... Not a bit of advice, but a plea. It is, in fact, a single four-letter word, a verb and a noun ... Help publicly. Help privately. Help in your actions by recycling and conserving and protecting, but help also in your attitude. Help make sense where sense has gone missing. Help bring reason and respect to discourse and debate ... "

This time, the deserved honor appears to be headed toward Apple/Pixar CEO Steve Jobs. Take a look or a listen.

Favorite quote Jobs pulled for this:
"If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right."

**And please don't hold it against me for quoting Tom Hanks. I like to think (and it is probably true) that someone else wrote it.

4 Comments:

At 4:54 PM, Blogger tj1972 said...

Loved this. It was one of the better commencement speeches I've read. Jobs has real-life, compelling stories to share instead of an agenda.

 
At 11:07 PM, Blogger jsbankston said...

"Make sure and get a boss that's taller than you. That way it'll be easier to kiss his ass....Look out for Number One...just don't step in Number Two."
---Rodney Dangerfield

 
At 1:25 PM, Blogger princessmalin said...

steve jobs clearly reads chickenravioli.

 
At 3:05 PM, Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

ted turner spoke at my graduation. he was drunk...it was 9am

 

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