Steve Jobs gave the commencement address at Stanford University a few years ago. You can watch it, below. I didn’t know some of these biographical details (e.g., as an adopted kid myself, I was immediately grabbed by his own adoption story). You might identify with various themes in this honest, hopeful, and ultimately transcendent address:

Have a fun, hopeful Friday!

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.


2 Thoughts on "The Steve Jobs Commencement Address"

I had either read a transcript or heard an audio recording of his address several years back, and this was a great refresher. Even as a fellow adoptee, I forgot about that association. His 3 stories reminded me of an observation a philosopher/playwright friend had told me, that each of us have 3-5 stories to tell, and we tell them over and over throughout our lives. This piece inspires me to think about what my stories are and how to better tell them, even to myself let alone a next generation.

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