Short but inspiring speech by Steve Jobs to students at the Academy of Achievement. Two things sticks out to me:
1. At the beginning, Steve doesn’t shy away trying to met a bright guy in the audience named Erik – probably to recruit him for Apple. Gutsy move, well done.
2. Steve also shows another, darker side of his personality. Near the end, he mentions anticipating to have kids one day and wanting to help them become sane human beings. The thing is, Steve already had a child, Lisa who was 3-4 years old! His reluctance to accept paternity is well documented but it’s still shocking to hear it.
03:54. Your contribution to the world (also watch this Steve Jobs video about the Secrets of Life)
05:20. Responsibility towards the next generation
Date: June 26, 1982
Steve Jobs was 27 years old.
The Academy of Achievement
The Academy of Achievement is a United States-based non-profit organization that aims to bring students face-to-face with high profile, successful people from various fields and inspire them to succeed.
Steve Jobs jokingly mentioned Walt Disney coming up with the idea of Fantasia while on a LSD trip. Not sure if that’s true or Urban Legend. Fantasia is an amazing film and one of my children favorite. Here’s my son’s favorite clip “Night on Bald Mountain”