Steve’s advice to the 2005 graduating class at Stanford, one year after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Just a few of Steve’s memorable quotes:
The line he used to lure John Sculley into becoming Apple’s CEO, according to Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple:
Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?
In BusinessWeek, May 25, 1998:
That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
In Playboy, Feb. 1, 1985:
Playboy: Are you saying that the people who made PCjr don’t have that kind of pride in the product?
Jobs: If they did, they wouldn’t have made the PCjr.
Stanford commencement speech, June 2005 (video above):
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”