We produce here the full transcript (Edited version) and summary of the famous Steve Jobs’ ‘Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish’ speech given at Stanford on June 12, 2005. This transcript is without the intro by Stanford President John Hennessy. If you want the full transcript with the intro version, please click here.
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NOTABLE QUOTE FROM THIS TALK:
“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Steve Jobs – CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios
I am honored to be with you today for your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world.
Truth be told, I never graduated from college. And this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation.
Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.
CONNECTING THE DOTS
The first story is about connecting the dots. I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit.