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Friday, March 10, 2006

Steve Jobs on...Life, Loss, Love, Cancer and more...

I found this report of Steve Job's address to Stanford Uni students very interesting.
It's a powerful story with 3 (actually 4) main points, from Steve Jobs, CEO at Apple Corp.

1. He tells how he was adopted from birth....talks about dropping out of college....when, in fact, he "dropped out" of his formal course, but stayed on campus (unofficially) and just "dropped in" to the courses he was interested in.
2. He explains how Calligraphy was one of the courses that interested him. Years later, when designing the first Macintosh computer, he specifically added multi fonts and proportional spacing that we now take for granted on our iMacs and PC's; then IBM copied his multi typefaces on their personal computer as well.
Who knew that's why computers have more than the old typewriter fonts of the days B.C. (Before Computers)?
3. Jobs also says words to the effect... "In life, and work, find what you love, then go do it."
4. On Cancer and Death..... Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year.
Go read this link for yourself, because IMHO it is quite profound. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
...click here to read more.

Thanks to ManilaOfficeLife for the link.

Great read. Alan.
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