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Reading Meetup: Steve Jobs' Stanford Graduation Address

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We will study Steve Jobs' Stanford Graduation Address again - an extremely inspiring speech given in 2005 by the late head of Apple. Since in previous meetups at the Royal Festival Hall we have found it a bit noisy on the lower levels, I propose trying out the Green Bar which is much higher up and thus might attract less traffic.

The youtube video of the speech is here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc) (in English given by Jobs himself)

The plain text English version with numbered paragraphs is here (http://files.meetup.com/1546389/stevejobsenglish.txt)

The plain text Chinese version with numbered paragraphs is here (http://files.meetup.com/1546389/stevejobschinese.txt)

The full pdf with pinyin and translations is here (http://files.meetup.com/1546389/stevejobsparts1-4.pdf)

anki flash cards for the most unusual words here (http://files.meetup.com/1546389/stevejobs.apkg)

The speech is in the form of 3 stories, so the numbering reflects that. Here are sound recordings in Chinese of the speech: story1 (http://files.meetup.com/1546389/stevejobs_story1_L.mp3), story2 (http://files.meetup.com/1546389/stevejobs_story2_L.mp3), story3 (http://files.meetup.com/1546389/stevejobs_story3_L.mp3)

Youtube Slideshows introducing the vocabulary with text-to-speech readout here: story1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9npcscvU_Qc&list=PLmObtFMlVH8HDj-lnXSd3InzSLTJ-oxAw), story2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JZpDC2ThOo&list=PLmObtFMlVH8HHRI-0iCmD8JJBOp0VTNo9), story3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKfEvhFtcsE&list=PLmObtFMlVH8GnyODU0zMPziIJnvk68s6o)

As per usual, the format is that we meet up around a table, and we take it in turns to read in the language we are seeking to learn. Therefore native chinese speakers read in English, and everyone else reads in Chinese