On June 12, 2005, college dropout Steve Jobs gave the commencement address at Stanford. It was a year after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and faced death for the first time. Jobs spoke frankly to the graduating class that day — and to millions beyond who have watched the video in the intervening years — about the life-altering experience and the lessons learned. With the news of his death Wednesday at 56, it feels like one of the most appropriate ways to celebrate his life. The text is here; the video is embedded below.
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