As the end of the school year fast approaches, some students and teachers begin looking for inspiration and ideas to include in graduation and valedictory speeches. I admire individuals who can craft powerful and passionate messages using few words. The late Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, was one such person.
The following links provide insight into this amazing individual:
- “A Collection of Inspirational Steve Jobs Quotes
About Life, Design and Apple” by Federico Viticci
- “Best Quotes of Steve Jobs” by Abdullah Çetin Çavdar
- “Steve Jobs’s Best Quotes” by Jennifer Valentino-DeVries
- “The Top 20 Most Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes” by Courtney Boyd Myers
- “Steve Jobs Quotes: the man in his own words” from The Guardian
However, if you are looking for a powerful message to share with graduating students, I encourage you to invest 15 minutes to view Steve’s “three little stories” that he shared at the Stanford University Commencement in 2005:
YouTube video: “Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address”
Readers may also review Steve Jobs’ Commencement address in transcript format as well. Such powerful ideas need to be shared so that they may inspire others.
Take care & keep smiling 🙂
Credits: iPhone artwork displayed with the kind permission of Patrick LaMontagne from his “Cartoon Ink” blog post entitled “The Genius Next Door“.
Larger Image: Brian Metcalfe’s Teacher Feature “photostream”