Steve Job’s speech at Stanford University in 2005: an abridge Class 5A TIEL /TIM
Who was Steve Jobs Steve jobs was CEO (Chief ExecuKve Oﬃcer) of Apple, he died of cancer on 5th October 2011.
The ﬁrst part of his speech • In the ﬁrst part of his speech by connecKng the dots he meant that all events, apparently disconnected such as his birth, adopKon, life in college, his further decision to leave the the college and aSer the decision to aTend the calligraphy class, are all “dots” of a bigger plan • Steve Jobs didn’t go to college eventually, he dropped out soon. • He chose a calligraphy class because he was fascinated by beauKful posters he saw around the university camp. He learnt the beauty of typography.
• Thanks to this he created the ﬁrst Macintosh computer and aSer this he designed it all into the mac. So we could say that thanks to the calligraphy class he created MAC. • The thing that really made the diﬀerence in his life was that if he had never dropped out, he would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computer and he might not have designed the wonderful typography that made the diﬀerence and the success of his company.
The second story of his speech: about love and loss. • He started Apple in his garage when he was 20, he worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the company him and his friend “Woz” (Steve Wozniak) had created in a garage, into a 2 billion company with over 4000 employers. • He was ﬁred by the company he had created because he had hired talented managers to run the company, that, in a couple of years started to have a diﬀerent vision of the future. But it turned out that ge]ng ﬁred from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to him
• During the next ﬁve years, he started a company named NEXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with his future wife. • He speaks about love and work because in his opinion the only way to do a good job is to love it. • Don’t seTle means don’t stop looking for a job that will make you feel saKsﬁed.
The third story: about death • Facing death has been important for making choices because in front of death all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure just fade away. So he encourages to think about the important issues in life to make important decisions. • In this context the expression “buTon up” means to be prepared or prepare other people to your death. • The expression that he uses to describe death is “the single best invenKon of life”
• In the paragraph starKng by “your Kme is limited” he lists some do’s and don’ts as a maTer of advice. The do’s are: follow your heart and your intuiKon the dont’s are: wasKng the with the life of people and be condiKoned by the thought of other people • His legacy (words he will be remembered for) is: “stay hungry” “stay foolish”. This words mean that each of us should always aim at most without ever giving up