Yidio Video of the Day: 'How to Live Before You Die' by Steve Jobsby: Posted:
"Truth be told, I never graduated from college and this is the closest I've ever been to a college graduation."
So begins the best commencement speech ever given from one of the most intelligent and innovative business minds of the last 100 years.
By now, you've probably heard the news that Steve Jobs has passed away at the age of 56 of pancreatic cancer.
Perhaps President Obama put it best when he said:
"Steve was among the greatest of American innovators — brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.… And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented."
It is nearly impossible to measure the impact that Jobs has had on the world of technology, telecommunications, business and our day to day lives. Besides managing to create laptops (like the one used to write this story) that don't crash, he brought us devices that made hard things easy to do, and wonderful things like music and movies easier to share.
By now you may have seen Jobs' infamous speech to the Stanford class of 2005 (perhaps even on your iPhone or iPad), but we thought that today it deserved a second look, particularly given the speech's title: 'How to Live Before You Die.'
"Today I want to tell you three stories about my life. That's it. No big deal," says Jobs, and of course it's a lie. Jobs was a very, very big deal, and his speech, as you might imagine, is nothing short of remarkably inspired.
RIP, Steve Jobs. You were a nice guy and an actual genius, and you'll be missed.