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Text of Steve Jobs' Commencement address (2005)

Apart from seeing him in news media for his various stylish product launching or occasional commentaries or interviews, I didn't have much knowledge on Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple. The following Commencement address that Mr. Jobs had given to Stanford graduates in the year of 2005 is a must read for anyone with entrepreneur heart, since his way of making "important" aspect of life clear using his personal life stories is truly inspiring.

Text of Steve Jobs' Commencement address (2005)

"Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish." -- a timeless advice.

Regards,
Sohel
'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs saysThis is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from 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.…

In a Highly Complex World, Innovation From the Top Down

New York Time's following article illuminated the very basic nature but not often talked about "innovations" in the modern world. There are no shortages of enthusiasm on "democratizing" innovations where "growing numbers of people influence what innovations are made and when" however the reality perhaps is different than "elite" generated "exaggerations": "the rosy scenario is exaggerated and that user-generated innovation is merely a kind of “democracy lite,” emphasizing high-end consumer products and services rather than innovations that broadly benefit society."

Author G. Pascal Zachary gives an example: "huge amounts of money are spent on improving Web search engines or MP3 players, while scant attention is given to alternative energy sources. Battling diseases like AIDS or Alzheimer’s — efforts that lobbying groups in wealthy countries help highlight — attract legions of well-financed innovators, while big global…

Poison plant could help to cure the planet

"Almost overnight" jatropha got the "celebrity" status amongst the world's energy industries, hoping this may provide the urgently needed relief of our world's inevitable oil shortages in the foreseeable years. Though there are some concerns that jatropha could "force out food crops, increasing the risk of famine" and some countries believe that it is "invasive and highly toxic to people and animals", however, " a combination of economic, climatic and political factors have made the search for a more effective biofuel a priority among energy companies." Jatropha may be the answer, or it may be like many other hyped alternative energy that has seen its days of triumph and nights of fading in their eventual fate. Time will tell it for sure.

Read the full article:
Poison plant could help to cure the planet

Regards,
Sohel

C.E.O. Libraries Reveal Keys to Success

What are the keys to success? Definitely some knows, and many don't. What does achieving "success" mean anyway? Does it mean to accumulating tons of money? Is building one's dream home with exquisite ocean view, preferably on the top of a hill or in the midst of glittering sands a success? Does accumulation of "material" in this "material" world count as being successful?

For many it does, otherwise there wouldn't be continuous strive towards "material" gains? For "materials" human beings destroy lives of others, if necessary, even in many instances overt or covert religiosity has its "material" dimensions.

Life is fickle. A neighbor's daughter got killed in a tragic accident while crossing the road a few days back. Death of someone known or even unknown brings considerable gloom along with its inevitable observation of one's very own and dearly loved ones' mortal existence. In this world of instant grat…

12 IT skills that employers can't say no to

Overall, this is a good analysis on the current and possibly future trend in IT related job market, especially in North America. To read it from its original source, please click on the following link:
12 IT skills that employers can't say no to

Full article given below for the interested ones:

12 IT skills that employers can't say no to Mary Brandel July 11, 2007 (Computerworld) Have you spoken with a high-tech recruiter or professor of computer science lately? According to observers across the country, the technology skills shortage that pundits were talking about a year ago is real (see "Workforce crisis: Preparing for the coming IT crunch"). "Everything I see in Silicon Valley is completely contrary to the assumption that programmers are a dying breed and being offshored," says Kevin Scott, senior engineering manager at Google Inc. and a founding member of the professions and education boards at the Association for Computing Machinery. "From big comp…

The universe will destroy the evidence of its origin

Read the following excerpt from a forthcoming publication of a very interesting article:
"we live in a very special time in the evolution of the universe: the time at which we can observationally verify that we live in a very special time in the evolution of the universe!"

Special time in the evolution of the universe! We are special! Huh. Could this be another bombastic egotistical self-elation? Perhaps it is just a mere observation of changing cosmos, the way oblivion takes necessary care of fickle existence of ours. Whatever it is, our deluded pomposity is no match for supremo cosmic ferocity.

Regards,
Sohel

Link: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070629-the-universe-will-destroy-the-evidence-of-its-origin.html