It’s graduation time and time for words of wisdom for graduates. In 2005, the late Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, gave a 15-minute commencement talk at Stanford University entitled “How to live before you die.” In his speech, he urged his listeners to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life setbacks – including death itself. Jobs is gone but fortunately his talk lives on thanks to Stanford University and Ted.com.
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According to its website, “TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
“Our Mission: Spread ideas
“TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.”