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Notes on tech

Notes on technology, business, enterpreneurship, economy, markets along with interesting general tidbits.


Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

6/28/2005 04:56:00 PM, posted by anand

Steve Jobs gave a commencement address to Stanford students on their graduation recently. I came across this text of the speech while surfing a friends blog. Here are some excerpts that I like:

If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later. Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
After he was fired from Apple:

The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
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6/30/2005 7:36 AM, comment by Blogger balakumar

Dear,

Have you watched the video, it's really amazying and GREAT ya!!, I have forgotten the link, I will send you when I remember ya.

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Balakumar Muthu
http://i5bala.blogspot.com    



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