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The Steve Jobs commencement speech was a speech that the then Apple IncCEO gave at Stanford University during the 114th commencement on 12thJune 2005 He gave the address to the students terming themgraduates from one of the finest universities in the world Theaddress focused mainly on his personal life and success in what hetermed 3 stories from his lifeThe speech was divided into three main parts where Jobs focuses ondifferent stints in his life In the first story Jobs talked abouthow he dropped out of college and why this happened He explained thathe dropped out of Reed College within 6 months of joining and went aheadto show up once in a while for the next 18 months before quittingcompletely He starts by telling the graduates about how his youngbiological mother had decided to put him up for adoption to collegegraduates only The story also entailed how after birth the lawyer andhis wife refused to adopt jobs because he was a boy hence the nextparents on the waiting list were called Her mother had refused to signadoption papers on realizing that the would-be parents were notgraduates By introducing his first story from his early life jobswanted to attract the attention of the students and make them understandthat the course of his life did not start when he became a CEO but whenhe was bornHe goes ahead to tell the students on why he dropped out of college andhow he survived during that time Jobs explained that he had dropped outof college after 6 months because he had did not find it worthy that hisparents would pay their life savings for his education yet he had noidea what to do in his life He further gives an account of how hesurvived on the 5 cents he got from returning coke bottles and how heslept on the floor in his friends room In this part of the speechJobs tries to convince the students that life was never easy
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