Steve Jobs’ commencement speech to Stanford in 2005 is one of the greatest reflections on life we’ve ever heard. You can find the full transcript below.
Date: June 12, 2005
Steve was 50 years old. Full transcript Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Speech
I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, 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.
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00:00. Kudos to Yo-Yo Ma
01:05. Update on iTunes (Podcasting, music library, audiobooks)
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08:28. Front Row introduction & demo
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10:58. Update on iPod & iTunes
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00:00. Get a Mac intro video “Message from Steve Jobs”
03:37. Update on Apple (Retail, Mac,
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