Steve Jobs (CEO of Apple and Pixar) gave this commencement address at Stanford on June 12 – it’s pretty inspiring. He uses 3 incidents from his life to talk about ‘joining the dots’ (how your life only makes sense as a narrative in retrospect), about love and loss, and about the importance of death as an adviser – a concept familiar to anyone who has read Carlos Castaneda’s books. The overall message is "You’ve got to find what you love."

The full text is here.

This is one of the most inspiring things I’ve read in a while.

The delivery (video here) – not quite so inspiring! I’ve seen Steve a lot more animated than this – at Apple conferences, for example.

You’ve got to find what you love

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  • Very thought-provoking – passed it on to 2 people as soon as I’d read it! Especially liked the line about whether you would be happy doing what you’re doing today if you knew it would be your last day alive.. mmm ….

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