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Great Offseason Performances: The Steve Jobs Edition

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Despite his overwhelming popularity and natural charisma, Steve Jobs very rarely spoke in public outside of Apple's Keynote addresses. But the few times he did were absolutely amazing.

In 2005, Jobs delivered arguably his greatest speech ever: the commencement address at Stanford University. It was less an address and more of a life story, inspired by his personal journey and the ties that bind us all. 

"Almost everything-all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure-these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."