John Ramey Statistics and Machine Learning

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Given that there are almost 13 million views of Steve Jobs’ commencement address, I am certain that I missed this video when it went viral. I am glad that I did not see it until now because I may not have appreciated his words of wisdom. And although there are numerous quotes that I could list, I think my favorites are closely related to a few words of wisdom that my grandmother told me when I was younger.

Don’t settle.

Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

You’ve got to find what you love, and that is as true for work as is for your lovers. Your work is gonna fill a large part of your life, and the only way to truly be satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

It’s good to be reminded of things like this once in a while.

Update: After migrating to Jekyll 2.0 on GitHub pages, Jekyll is run in safe mode, so 3rd-party plugins are disabled. This includes the youtube plugin I was using previously. Maybe one day I’ll be able to add the video here via %youtube UF8uR6Z6KLc %