Connecting the dots

Steve Jobs is the CEO of Apple, the largest independent shareholder in Disney and one of the most influential technologists for around 30 years. He’s also a brilliant public speaker which is probably why he was chosen to give Stanford’s 2005 graduation address. Stanford hold all copyrights on the clip and have made it available on YouTube.

In the context of 4 simple stories about his life Jobs provides some key insights into what motivated his success and the resilience required to get to and stay at “the top”. The most important advice he gives is that anything worth doing is hard so “you’ve gotta love what you do”. You must keep searching for it and “don’t settle”. This seems to be the key to a life less ordinary.