Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Apple 1 at the Smithsonian

Steve Jobs

His vision, his leadership, his standards of excellence, his many inspired words shared and the love he has made known, shall ever mark a period of history and innovation.

My first APPLE was purchased in 1979... followed by each of the updates over the years... and each an absolute pleasure... THANK YOU STEVE!!!

His brilliance unmatched... his spirit to prevail... loved, respected, admired, and so very missed he shall be. His words...his story...his gifts unto us...Thank you STEVE JOBS... yours is a message we are to heed... blessings and peace from my heart to your prevailing SPIRIT.

In admiration and gratitude,

Rose Marie Raccioppi

An Added Word...

In 1983 APOGEE Learning Enhancement Training Systems™ was founded, inspired by the innovation and creativity that Steve Jobs brought to the world of education. The first word processing program I had the pleasure of using and training others to use was "The Bank Street Writer," developed for APPLE for the young student. From this technology I developed an innovative multi-sensory approach to teaching of reading and spelling to the dyslexic student. As an educator, the friendliness of an APPLE has been welcomed indeed!!

And another has shared her tribute...

♥ Tribute to Steve Jobs- a Beautiful Legend ♥

Time and again humanity has been gifted many great authentic heroes, legends and warriors. Myriad rays of Hope, beacons of Light- spanning all boundaries of Space and Time. I am honored and grateful to be Here, at the time our Universe was gifted to experience the Breathing Passion of Steve Jobs amongst us, a rare Intuitive genius.
Steve Jobs has not only innovated, inspired, motivated and created history in the world of technology, but also touched the Hearts and Souls of millions of not-so-technological Beings as myself. I discovered his celebration of embracing our natural eccentric sides via his bold conviction of letting go of the conventional obligation to "fit in" to the status quo, at a phase in my metamorphosis needing to hear this message absolutely relevantly. At a time when the majority in my vicinity kept reminding me every single day, to give up my Heart’s calling and settle for the comfortable status quo, I felt Home on receiving this revelation.

♥ "Here's to the Crazy Ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world - are the ones who DO!" ♥

I am humbly grateful Steve Job proved to us through his Journey how vital it is to follow our heart and intuition. How profoundly our Heart beats to manifest our innate passions.

♥ “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. 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 was a modern day Genius. Some considered him the Leonardo da Vinci of this era while some of us saw him with reverence as a prophet who eminently walked the talk focusing on spreading ripples of Light via intuitive innovation rather than waste precious Breaths complaining about any prevalent darkness. Steve Jobs will be remembered as revolutionizing communication via his own unique evolution. He paved the way for millions to connect with each other across the globe literally a touch away.

I believe, this moment Steve Jobs has physically bid us farewell, is profoundly relevant than any other epoch in history. The time when most of our race dissipate energy complaining and blaming each other of the injustice, unfairness and various imbalances, Steve Jobs’ graceful unfolding is a powerful role model as to how there is always space and pathways for refinement beginning with our Self and allowing the ripples to touch the lives of millions outwards.

Dear Respected Steve Jobs,

May you Rest in Peace with a Smile
O' Role model of Eccentric Mavericks
We admire and salute you in gratitude
a True authentic legend, a Peaceful Warrior
You literally changed our world for the better
You will indeed be remembered many centuries
unfolding from Here and Now, please remember
We appreciate you, within our Hearts you Live On...

~Dr. Dheena Sadik ♥

Here's to the crazy ones: Tribute to Steve Jobs. [VIDEO]

And yet another word...

Steve Job’s Lessons for Caregivers
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Oct 11, 2011

Anne-Marie Botek,

What can a caregiver learn from a commencement speech?

Particularly when that speech was delivered by a technology icon to thousands of young adults, graduating from one of the world’s most celebrated institutions of higher education.

The obvious answer may seem to be “nothing.”

After all, the majority of caregivers are many years removed from their last graduation. Life has the unfortunate ability to dull the messages of hope and promise infused in commencement speeches. As time passes, life’s inevitable losses add up, and youthful optimism gives way under the daunting assault of reality.

If You Knew Then What You Know Now

But, the recent death of Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple, has caused many to recall the powerful messages contained in his 2005 address to a group of Stanford graduates—messages which transcend age brackets and demographics, aiming at the essence of human existence.

Even people caring for an elderly loved one can benefit from being reminded of some of these lessons—even though they came from the mouth of a man barely old enough to join AARP.

In his address, Jobs discusses three main concepts of great import to recent college graduates; death, love and loss, and the connectedness of life.

Now, trying to educate a caregiver about love, loss, and death would be insultingly presumptuous to say the least. If you’re caring for an elderly person, then you are already intimately familiar with the fragility of life and the crushing reality of loss.
No, for a caregiver, the most relevant element of Jobs’ speech is undoubtedly his message about “connecting the dots.” During his address, Jobs discusses the winding, bramble-covered path that led him to his current position. In one of the most poignant statements of the entire address, he says, “you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.”

This point is as true for caregivers as it is for business moguls—maybe even more so.

They may not connect in the way you originally envisioned on your graduation day. Your picture may have awkward lines, painful smudges, and obvious eraser marks, but it is yours. Learning to appreciate that picture, despite its flaws, can be a freeing revelation for any caregiver.

Courtesy of Steve Jobs, A Caregiver’s Commencement Speech originally appeared on

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