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6 Inspiring Commencement Speeches. Whether you’re a student walking across the graduation stage for a diploma or someone bravely starting a new chapter in life, these commencement speech excerpts deliver the motivation to keep pushing forward.

6 Inspiring Commencement Speeches

"Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going [after being fired from Apple] was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. —Steve Jobs, Stanford University, 2005 "What I wish for all of you—the bad as well as the good. —Conan O’Brien, Harvard University, 2000 "The world is more malleable than you think, and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape. —Bono, University of Pennsylvania, 2004 "Look for opportunities; look for growth; look for impact; look for mission. —Sheryl Sandberg, Harvard Business School, 2013 —Oprah Winfrey, Stanford University, 2008 "As you grow, you’ll realize the definition of success changes. 10 Speeches That Will Inspire You to Succeed. The road to success—while worth every step—is long and there are times along the way when you need a pick-me-up.

10 Speeches That Will Inspire You to Succeed

For some people, reading an inspirational book is enough motivation to strive for achieving their dreams. Others seek the guidance of a mentor, like a Success Coach or a professor, to spur their drive for success. No matter where your inspiration comes from, remember that seeking encouragement from external sources is a valid and natural part of the success process.

Behind every success story are the people who helped to make it happen, and this isn’t necessarily exclusive to the people connected personally to your life. There are countless individuals in the public eye who, through their actions, serve as inspirations. In many instances, influencers and inspirers share their words of wisdom in the hopes of motivating others to pursue greatness. 1. How to Do a Close Reading. Businessinsider. Celebrities are incredibly influential people who know a lot about success — especially achieving wealth and then managing it.

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So what can we learn from them about the tricky subject of teaching children about money? From knowing how to simplify financial concepts or explain money at an appropriate age level, to teaching your children practical lessons in managing money, here are some tips on teaching money lessons from the people your children see in magazines, watch on TV and will surely know about as they grow up. Warren Buffett: Learn Important Lessons Early The Oracle of Omaha claimed a stake in the mission to promote financial literacy among children when he launched an animated series in 2013 to commemorate Financial Literacy Month called "Secret Millionaires Club. " With his voice featured alongside Jay-Z and Shaquille O'Neal, his aim was to promote financial lessons among children and parents alike.

Related: 5 Best Children's Books on Money. 4 critical mistakes that inventors make. Like most history, the narratives of innovation tend to be written by — and about — the victors.

4 critical mistakes that inventors make

The traditional timeline of historic breakthroughs will almost surely include the Wright Brothers and the invention of the airplane in 1903 and Tim Berners-Lee and the advent of the World Wide Web in 1989. But the history of invention is filled with just as many heroic mistakes and creative failures. Here are a few of my favorite missteps and lessons: Invention: The Phonautograph.

Inventor’s mistake: A glaring blind spot in their field of vision. An 1859 model of Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville’s phonautograph. Invention: The Phonograph. Inventor’s mistake: Creating a device that changes the world, but for completely different reasons than they themselves imagined. Patent drawing for Edison’s phonograph, ca. 1880. Invention: The Audion. Inventor’s mistake: Failing to understand the basic mechanics of their invention. E.O. Wilson: Advice to young scientists. Text of Steve Jobs' Commencement address (2005) Stanford Report, June 14, 2005 This is a prepared text of the Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005.

Text of Steve Jobs' Commencement address (2005)

Video of the Commencement address. I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. 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.

It started before I was born. And 17 years later I did go to college. It wasn't all romantic. Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. My third story is about death. 6 Inspiring Commencement Speeches.