Chapter 10

Self-drive

Carpenters fashion wood; fletchers fashion arrows; the wise fashion themselves.

 

The Buddha

No man is free who cannot command himself.

 

Pythagoras

Life provides us the opportunities to grow to our purpose in the strangest possible ways. It is our responsibility to drive it. Here is one such story.

This is the text of the Commencement Address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005 at Stanford University.

I am honoured to be with you today at your commencement in 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. ...

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