Thursday, February 14, 2008

Three Stories by Steve, a poem by Shel

I'm in a philosphical mood. Here's two thoughts:

One is a poem by Shel Siverstein....

Listen to the mustn’ts, child.
Listen to the don’ts.
Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts.
Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . .
Anything can happen, child.
Anything can be.

The other is a great commencement address by Steve Jobs who deserves every honor that we can bestow on him. Although he's a jerk, most importnatly, he is so much (and this from someone who spent a decade in the Valley and completely drank the cool-aid and bleads in every color) the Man with all the vision and know how.

Stanford Report, June 14, 2005
'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs says

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. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.

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