Steve Jobs Commencement speech

Anecdote “This was the start of my life… I had no idea what I wanted to do… I dropped out”
Following intuition and curiosity
Beautiful, suttle… in a way science can’t capture
Humour Windows just copied the mac
Metaphor, direct narration “You”, repetitionIt was impossible to connect the dots looking forward… Again, You can’t connect the dots looking forward
Rhetorical question How can you get fired from a company you started?
Metaphor I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me
It was awful tasting medicine but I guess the patient needed it
Repetition Keep looking – don’t settle
Intertextual reference If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you will most certainly be right
Diacope you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you … You have to trust in something

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