Inspirations

Here is a collection of videos, blogs, articles, presentations that have inspired us and continue to inspire us. Hope you find them as useful as we have.

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Steve Jobs : His thoughts on what was Apple trying to build..

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Inspirations | 0 comments

Caution: Video is a bit broken at various points.

But what is amazing is how clearly he was able to not only see, but also articulate what they were trying to do i.e. lay out the vision for a great company…. way back in 1980. Amazing !!!

Bill Watterson : Commencement Speech @ Kenyon College, 1990

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Inspirations | 0 comments

Another one of my favorite Commencement Speeches ….

SOME THOUGHTS ON THE REAL WORLD BY ONE WHO GLIMPSED IT AND FLED
Bill Watterson
Kenyon College Commencement
May 20, 1990

I have a recurring dream about Kenyon. In it, I’m walking to the post office on the way to my first class at the start of the school year. Suddenly it occurs to me that I don’t have my schedule memorized, and I’m not sure which classes I’m taking, or where exactly I’m supposed to be going.
As I walk up the steps to the postoffice, I realize I don’t have my box key, and in fact, I can’t remember what my box number is. I’m certain that everyone I know has written me a letter, but I can’t get them. I get more flustered and annoyed by the minute. I head back to Middle Path, racking my brains and asking myself, “How many more years until I graduate? …Wait, didn’t I graduate already?? How old AM I?” Then I wake up.

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David Foster Wallace : It’s Water….It’s Water

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Inspirations | 0 comments

This is one of my favorite Commencement speeches, delivered by a fantastic writer :


Transcription of the 2005 Kenyon Commencement Address by David Foster Wallace – May 21, 2005

(If anybody feels like perspiring [cough], I’d advise you to go ahead, because I’m sure going to. In fact I’m gonna [mumbles while pulling up his gown and taking out a handkerchief from his pocket].) Greetings [“parents”?] and congratulations to Kenyon’s graduating class of 2005. There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?”

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Alan Watts: Creating who you are…

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Inspirations | 0 comments

Another very good talk from Alan Watts….



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Alan Watts: What Do You Desire

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Inspirations | 0 comments

This is the talk from which ‘What if money didn’t matter’ comes from. A good talk as well.



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Steve Jobs: Rules of Success

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Inspirations | 0 comments

Here is another masterpiece from Steve Jobs, explaining two rules of success:



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An Interview with Simon Sinek

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Inspirations | 0 comments

In this interview, Simon talks about one way of finding out our why …. very interesting read.

Interview with Simon Sinek

Start With Why

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Inspirations | 0 comments

Here is the TED talk on Golden Circle …. Very simple yet a powerful idea.



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Alan Watts : What if money didn’t matter

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Inspirations | 0 comments

A very simple idea. But as with all the simple ideas, they are very hard to implement. But they ought to be the path we all take.

This is a small part of a slightly larger video titled “What Do you Desire ?” … will post that as another post as well.



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Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Inspirations | 0 comments

Here is one of the Steve Jobs video that we absolutely love.