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Steve Jobs Speech

By now, you’ve probably heard the sad news about the passing of Steve Jobs, one of the greatest inventors of this generation.  Of all the media coverage over the past couple days, there was a piece on the 2005 Stanford speech that Mr. Jobs gave to the graduating class that really struck a chord with me.  You can read the whole speech here.

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.

Short Roundup

Is it stupid to buy bonds etf now? @ Canadian Money Forum

Jim Yih interviewed me! @ Retire Happy Blog

Baby on Board: Our Budget with a Baby @ Sustainable Personal Finance

Revisiting why I DRIP @ My Own Advisor

Another Bear Market: Is It Time to Buy? @ Balance Junkie

House Hunting Tips: Dual Agency Realtor @ Young and Thrifty

Buying on the Dips @ Michael James on Money

Rules Of Thumb For Money @ Boomer and Echo

Finalizing My Purchase of 95 Acres of Farmland @ Wealthy Canadian

Doodling to Expand Your Financial Mind? @ Canajun Finances

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10 Comments

  1. Echo on October 7, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Very inspiring speech. Thanks for the mention, FT! Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend!

  2. Balance Junkie on October 7, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I love that speech. Thanks for linking to it here.
    Thanks for including my article today. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Sustainable PF on October 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Thanks for the mention FT. Have a great holiday.

  4. SavingMentor on October 7, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I enjoyed the quote – inspirational. It’s very sad that Steve Jobs is gone at such a young. Even though I’ve always been “a PC” – I will still miss seeing him cup up with great new (or more often simply better) products and ideas that shake up the tech world.

  5. My Own Advisor on October 7, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Great excerpt above. I will read the entire speech this weekend!

    Thanks for the link FT, greatly appreciated.

    Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

    Mark

  6. Nick on October 7, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Just shows you the measure of a man is, not how often you fell down but how stronger you are everytime you stand up. Rest in peace Steve.

  7. youngandthrifty on October 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I love that quote- it sums up what we should focus our energy on, and ignore all the extraneous stuff that doesn’t matter.

    Thanks for the mention as well, MDJ!

  8. The Wealthy Canadian on October 8, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    A fantastic passage indeed. I think Steve Jobs will go down as one of the best CEOs of our time. He was an exceptional innovator and amazing motivator.

    Thanks for the mention FT, I really appreciate it.

    As mentioned before, those mortgage rates are impressive indeed.

    Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

    All the best,
    TWC

  9. Big Cajun Man on October 8, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Thanks for the inclusion!

  10. youngandthrifty on October 10, 2011 at 4:48 am

    I just watched the rest of his Speech for the stanford graduating class and it was fantastic.

    It gave me goosebumps…

    he addressed everything that SHOULD be important to us, and living each day as if it COULD be our last day on this earth is what we should all strive for.

    Happy thanksgiving MDJ!

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