Steve Jobs' Commencement Speech Review Essays

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Javier Hernando Ortega Cuellar Universidad Nacional De Colombia Philology and Languages: English Written Communication IV

August 20 – 2010

Steve Jobs Commencement Speech’s Review.

“I'm honored to be with you today for your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. Truth be told, I never graduated from college, and this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today, I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.”

With these humble words, an American magnate and inventor, initiates an address which really shows the personal characteristics of a successful but simple man; who has learnt from every single event in his life and has followed his own
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The invitation is about taking risks in life, being brave enough to follow your heart and intuition. This has to do with the second advice, following your own rules takes you away from dogmas and believes which are nothing else but someone else’s thoughts. In the very final part of the address, Jobs describes a publication called “The Whole Earth Catalogue”. This book represented a bible in that time; it was made with neat tools and great notions. He found once a phrase under an advertisement with a picture of an early morning country road, he remembers it clearly: “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”. He was the same age as the alumni in the public and from that moment on, he wished that for himself. Thus, in that commencement day, he wished that for them. In this spot we can look backwards and connect the dots of the whole speech. If you want to know what will come for you in the future, analyze what you have done in the past and calculate the consequences of it. Do what you love and Love what you do is the main and guiding thread of the whole speech and is deeply related with every single statement mentioned. First, without caring about the possible projections that any activity has, do what your inner voice tells you to; it already knows what is meant for you to do. Second, stick to this love and you will not be crashed for traumatic events in life; if you really know what you love to do, it does not matter how many

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