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Text of Steve Jobs' Commencement address (2005)

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. 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. 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 second story is about love and loss. I was lucky — I found what I loved to do early in life. I really didn't know what to do for a few months. Related:  Steve Jobs

8 Ways to be UBER Charismatic What did JFK, Marilyn Monroe and Hitler all have in common? They were all renowned charismatics that lit up every room they entered. You’ve most likely met one of these kinds before. Robert Greene studied these people and detailed the methods one can use to become a charismatic in his book “The Art of Seduction.” Purpose Pick a cause, a goal, a vision and live it. Mystery Become mysterious (like Bruce Wayne) by being unpredictable. Saintliness Think Gandhi. Eloquence Speak slowly and hypnotically, with random pauses if needed. Theatricality Be larger than life. Danger/Spontaneity Radiate dangerous, rebellious sexuality. Vulnerability Have a soft side and love your followers. Magnetism Develop a piercing gaze. DO NOT COMMENT.

One and Two Tailed Tests Suppose we have a null hypothesis H0 and an alternative hypothesis H1. We consider the distribution given by the null hypothesis and perform a test to determine whether or not the null hypothesis should be rejected in favour of the alternative hypothesis. There are two different types of tests that can be performed. We can perform the test at any level (usually 1%, 5% or 10%). If we perform the test at the 5% level and decide to reject the null hypothesis, we say "there is significant evidence at the 5% level to suggest the hypothesis is false". One-Tailed Test We choose a critical region. Suppose we are looking for a definite decrease. Example Suppose we are given that X has a Poisson distribution and we want to carry out a hypothesis test on the mean, l, based upon a sample observation of 3. Suppose the hypotheses are: H0: l = 9 H1: l < 9 We want to test if it is "reasonable" for the observed value of 3 to have come from a Poisson distribution with parameter 9. Two-Tailed Test

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of every day to think about your schedule, catch up with friends, maybe knock out a few tasks? It was called home room, and it went away after high school. But many successful people schedule themselves a kind of grown-up home room every day. You should too. The first hour of the workday goes a bit differently for Craig Newmark of Craigslist, David Karp of Tumblr, motivational speaker Tony Robbins, career writer (and Fast Company blogger) Brian Tracy, and others, and they’ll tell you it makes a big difference. Don’t Check Your Email for the First Hour. Tumblr founder David Karp will "try hard" not to check his email until 9:30 or 10 a.m., according to an Inc. profile of him. Not all of us can roll into the office whenever our Vespa happens to get us there, but most of us with jobs that don’t require constant on-call awareness can trade e-mail for organization and single-focus work. Gain Awareness, Be Grateful Choose Your Frog

Love Quotes Love How You Love Me Love Quotes Passionate love is a quenchless thirst....Kahlil Gibran. Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd....Louis Aragon. Do you want to know a good way to fall in love? You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving....Amy Carmichael. Love makes the wildest spirit tame, and the tamest spirit wild....Alexis Delp. People love others not for who they are, but for how they make them feel....Irwin Federman. Love is like pi -- natural, irrational, and very important....Lisa Hoffman. Love talked about is easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible....Stan Mooneyham. Love is a friendship caught on fire...." In love, there is always one who kisses and one who offers the cheek....French Proverb. To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven....Karen Sunde. We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. Love grows by giving. Fear?

4 critical mistakes that inventors make Like most history, the narratives of innovation tend to be written by — and about — the victors. 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. 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. Patent drawing for de Forest’s Audion, ca. 1907. Invention: Ice Shipping. Ice Harvesting in Massachusetts, early 1850s.

25 Acts of Body Language to Avoid Our body language exhibits far more information about how we feel than it is possible to articulate verbally. All of the physical gestures we make are subconsciously interpreted by others. This can work for or against us depending on the kind of body language we use. Some gestures project a very positive message, while others do nothing but set a negative tone. Most people are totally oblivious to their own body language, so the discipline of controlling these gestures can be quite challenging. Most of them are reflexive in nature, automatically matching up to what our minds are thinking at any given moment. Nevertheless, with the right information and a little practice, we can train ourselves to overcome most of our negative body language habits. Practice avoiding these 25 negative gestures: “ I speak two languages, Body and English. ” — Mae West Holding Objects in Front of Your Body – a coffee cup, notebook, hand bag, etc. Want to know powerful, dominant, confident body language postures?

Single-Step Income Statement A single-step income statement is one of two commonly used formats for the income statement or profit and loss statement. The single-step format uses only one subtraction to arrive at net income. An extremely condensed income statement in the single-step format would look like this: The heading of the income statement conveys critical information. The name of the company appears first, followed by the title "Income Statement." A sample income statement in the single-step format would look like this:

Ways to Improve Human Intelligence This briefing is intended to pull into one convenient, single frame of reference a body of key information which currently is scattered across a great many different contexts. Until recently, even the possibility of any such information existing was, for essentially political reasons and funding reasons, denied by most of our institutions, together with most of our educators and psychologists, so that such findings as were made in various contexts and circumstances never got discussed across a broader context. Now that it is evident that the brain, and one's intelligence, are highly changeable and that a wide variety of conditions, arrangements and techniques may be employed to improve both brain functioning and intelligence to even a profound degree, we need to make a start on getting a lot of this key information organized to where you and other inquirers can more readily get at it, understand it, and use it. Menu of Methods Quick Interjection 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

5 Reasons StumbleUpon is by Far the Coolest Social Site This is a bit off topic for this blog so I’ll keep it short and sweet. Note: I’m not trying rip on other social sites and take a beat down from their supporters (even though I probably will regardless). I use and enjoy all the sites mentioned in this post. This is merely an expression of personal preference. Different strokes for different folks, or so they say. 1. 2. 3. 4. Side note: Stumbling “photoshop tutorial” lead to many more quality results than an identical Google search. 5. So there you have it. Edit: I couldn’t resist adding this quick tip after it came to mind. businessinsider Celebrities are incredibly influential people who know a lot about success — especially achieving wealth and then managing it. 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." "All the lessons in Secret Millionaires Club are lessons I taught my own children," Buffett said, reports Yahoo Finance. Related: 5 Best Children's Books on Money Kourtney Kardashian: Work Is a Part of Life

Eight Questions To Ask Before You Start A Business Are you thinking of starting a web business? Starting a PPC Management agency? Setting up your own site and selling things, or building a web publishing empire? Before you start, ask yourself the following eight questions. 1 . Define what service the business provides. Try to focus. McDonalds could, no doubt, provide up-market meals, but they focus on selling quick, cheap food. That is what they do. 2. Who are your customers? Create a mental image of your typical customer. 3. What is your unique selling proposition? If your customers can buy the same services for less elsewhere, or more easily, they will. There is a tendency to model yourself on others. This is not to say doing something wildly new or different is any guarantee of success. 4. This point is so important, it really should be number one. Businesses may have great ideas. Then the bank manager calls. The overdraft has hit its limit and you can’t meet payroll this week. There is no fooling cashflow. 5. 6. 7. Set company goals. 8.

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