The Velvet Café

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Staying hungry, staying foolish

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I love my iPhone. I love Pixar movies (or at least most of them). I’ve never owned a Mac, but I’ve always had a secret crush on them.

And still, with all respect for the technology and all the impact Steve Jobs has had on our world, what I’ll remember him best for, the legacy he has left me, is the commencement speech he held at Stanford University in 2005.

You can read it here or watch the video. I will make sure my daughters will. If you want a life lesson, there’s no one better than his.

I salute you, Steve. And I promise to do my best: to stay hungry, to stay foolish. To make a difference.

Written by Jessica

October 6, 2011 at 5:07 pm

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  1. That speech really is beautiful. Living life to the fullest in the face of mortality; Steve really followed through on that one.

    Corey Atad

    October 6, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    • He really proved the point that how much life you’ll get has very little to do with the number of years. It’s about what you fill those years with.


      October 6, 2011 at 10:12 pm

  2. Couldn’t agree more. I recently switched from PC to Mac and I regret taking so long in taking the leap. I consider my iPhone a life changer as well.

    By the way. I’m gonna send you your challenge movie but this last two weeks have been super intense workwise. We also need to find a podcast date for an episode about the first two films.

    Joel Burman

    October 6, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    • No worries Joel! I DO have one of your assigned movies available, it’s just that I’ve had so many other movies stacking up recently. But let’s find a date and put some pressure on ourselves to get it done! 🙂
      Looking forward to it.


      October 6, 2011 at 10:13 pm

  3. I do not have iPhone, I haven’t used Mac, I never liked any Apple product.
    I respect Steve Jobs, and very sad to see him go. He is unique, he made difference.


    October 7, 2011 at 11:39 am

  4. […] Steve Jobs said it better than I ever can: “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” […]

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