Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Dotted bricks

"The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people!" - from The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, Professor of Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction and Design at Carnegic Mellon University on September 18, 2007.


"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life." - Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005 while addressing graduating students of Stanford University.

"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." - From Steve Jobs' same speech but originally from
Stewart Brand's final issue of The Whole Earth Catalog.



Abinav Kumar said...

oh both the speeches are fantastic! I have bought the book too - Randy Pausch one! Also, if you are interested there are videos of interviews with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates together on youtube. Check those out - will ping you the link if I get them!

Anita said...

Heyyy...I know the brick thing...didn't understand y we would connect the dots backward though!!! Elaborate please!!!

Anita said...

I totally relate to the "be hungry,be foolish one". Hope it ends with a "be the succesful one"or "be the leader" too.