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Life + StartUp Inspiration from Steve Jobs

At Stanford, in the heart of Silicon Valley , Steve Jobs tells students how to find what it takes to be truly successful in life and business

I was fortunate to be there at the Commencement. Steve’s speech was extremely inspirational to me then. and its still very meaningful to me. When I seek a change in life or hope to start something new, I find this video and watch it again. It is very meaningful to starting a new business or a new path in life. – RJR

This is a prepared text of the Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005.


5 Entrepreneurial Lessons We’ve Learned from Steve Jobs

By Kathryn Hawkins September 13, 2011

  • You don’t need a college degree to achieve success.
  • Setbacks can help you re-prioritize and build a better company
  • Customers don’t like to have too many choices.
  • Focusing on accessibility over elitism brings far more sales (e.g. Make it easily useable for a typical customer)
  • “Built to last” is no longer a concern

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