Off to impart wisdom

On a recent podcast interview (see my earlier post about Pomcast) we talked a lot about a commencement speech that Steve Jobs made at Stanford. There are many great takeaway lessons, but one that sticks out is where he talks about looking yourself in the mirror every morning and asking if this was the last day of your life if you’d want to do what you’re about to do.

Here’s a link to the complete video from the iTunes Music Store (the video is free)

Steve Jobs 2005 Commencement Speech at Stanford

For my part, I feel lucky that’s been the case throughout my career: a fact owing, I believe, to being a serial entrepreneur. As I’m writing this, my son is running around chirping after having put on a Chet Baker CD all by himself and I’m getting ready to head to the airport. Tomorrow at Carleton I get to meet with some really bright students and professors.

So yeah, this is definitely what I want to be doing.

One Response to “Off to impart wisdom”

  1. Karina Says:

    Hi John!

    Thanks for coming to Carleton! I’m one of the students going on the NY and Euro trip and I’m really looking forward to playing around with memory miner. I’d get it right now, but I’m going to wait till I buy a new mac laptop. I’m sick of this pc desktop! Anyway, it seems like a really cool program. I’ve been telling my friends and family all about it!

    Nice job and thanks again for visiting!


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