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These words formed part of a momentous speech that Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder and CEO of Apple, gave to his audience at the Stanford Commencement Address in 2005. He sadly passed away on October 5th at the young age of 56 after a prolonged battle with cancer.
How To Live Before You Die
I wrote a post back in March 2010 after I had viewed the 2005 Stanford Commencement Address given by Steve Jobs. That post was simply called "How to live before you die". The video of his talk moved me considerably.
I made up a lesson using the phrasal verbs encountered in the talk as seen above and I also generated a discussion activity.
Here is the video below. It is full of truly inspiring words about life and death.
The Guardian have just released a video of his life and career:
The untimely death of Steve Jobs has generated a lot of posts from around the world. This is an amazing testament to the charismatic and influential person he was. I have just done a search on his name, and found an incredible 42 blog posts have already been posted on onestopenglish blogs. This shows how he has affected so many people in different ways.
Follow Your Heart and Intuition
For me, I admired Steve Jobs' determination to live life to the full, to experiment with the unknown, to create innovative technological tools, which have helped millions, and finally the ability to follow his own advice such as "Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."