Legacy, Steve-style

A few months ago I meant to post a link to Steve Jobs’ commencement address at Stanford in 2005, in case it hadn’t already found its way around to my blog readers.  I never got around to it, and remembered last night for obvious reasons. The chances that you haven’t seen it are much lower now, but here’s the link, just in case.

There are many, many paths possible and suitable for all the tremendously different-from-each-other people on the planet. It’s easy to say a guy like Steve was wildly successful because he was smart. His Stanford talk suggests there’s more to it than that, which I think there always is.  He built something great that was an expression of what made sense to and appealed to him.  No one else will ever do what he did, but anyone can do that.