Steve Jobs speaks at the Academy of Achievement (1982) AUDIO


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.
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