Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish Meaning

After watching Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address, he said in last of his speech “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish” what is the meaning of this speech? I’m googling about it, and I found resolution about this doubt. I’m putting it, into my blog.. just for my reference and to remember it… this post is originally published on one of linked forum.

Hi all buddies,
what’s your opinion about Steve Jobs speech to Stanford graduate students (14th June 2005) a.k.a. “stay hungry, stay foolish” speech?

Have you ever seen it?

Francesco Inguscio
CEO at Nuvolab, President at ASSISTI

Hey Franc,
Great Question to ask, Its just like “Do you believe in yourself?”
Because whats “Jobs” is pointing at is the same, believe in our intuition, instincts, inner self, to do what we love to do.. to stop waisting time for something that’s certainly not what you believe in.

Henry Ford once said: “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right. ”

This is what it exactly is, Jobs is just insisting all of us to do what we love… what we all are crazy about.. “Just go for it!” Kind of thing…

None of us knows that how long we are going to live, can’t live for century, even average life rate is now half a century. In this case how can we say that we waste our damn precious time in something that we don’t really believe in.

Only way we can do the best work in any field is if we are really in love in what we are doing, we love to do, we love to improve, we love to create, flourish, and extend to the no limits.

Stay Hungry and Stay Foolish…. is a mean to say, you should not worry about anything world is following.. you should try to keep yourself from herd mentality and give your self enough space and respect so that creativity in your can blossom. My one friend puts this in a way: “Starving for Challenges” in return of which I said: “Yes and Practice your dreams bit by bit”, in your life..

When we do what we are interested in, we find ourself hungry to do it more, with more perfection, with more passion and creativity, and thats what makes our work stand out of crowd. And just here being Foolish is too be enough wise to not hear or get influenced by other people’s being admired of your work and start doing something more better and different by again looking in yourself and believing in your instincts.

At last I would just love to say, I Believe! I do Believe!
Stay Hungry! Stay Foolish! 🙂
Hope it helps Franc. Please let me know if I can be helpful.

– Ali Sohani
Software Architect – Visionet Systems Inc.
Founder, Chief Researcher – Nanosoft Systems

Text of Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

No big deal I put this text in my blog, just remembering him. This text officially published at Standford University News Blog.

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. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: “We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: “Of course.” My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

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Thanks You Steve

I deeply sadness after knowing you dies in aged 56, it’s too hard to accept this reality. Since I’m very fans of you, early in my study in university… your are such my big inspiring through your innovation product Mac, iPod, iPhone & iPad.

I Have using Mac, iPod, iPhone & iPad since I start my career in 2010… he change the people to communicate and he change the world.

Watch his inspiring word :
– Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Driver modem Vodafone K3570-Z for Mac

Sempat bingung saat mau pake modem Vodafone K3570-Z di Mac, karena ternyata belum bisa langsung dipake karena drivernya gak include di plug and play device nya. Oke, akhirnya saya browsing sebentar dan nemu solusi yang udah jadi kebuntuanku waktu itu… ya driver modem Vodafone untuk Mac.

Untuk download drivernya langsung aja TKP ke sini : Driver modem Vodafone for Mac

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