On June 12th, 2005, the late Steve Jobs gave a memorable commencement speech at Stanford University. As the co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc., NeXT, and primary investor and CEO of Pixar Animation Studios, Jobs has been deemed one of the greatest technological and business leaders of all time. Jobs revolutionized the technological industry in a way that not only shaped modern technology, but impacted the daily lives of consumers. Throughout his speech, Jobs appeals to ethos, logos, and pathos to persuade his audience to pursue personal passions and do what they love. Throughout this speech, Jobs tells three stories of his life experiences which motivated him to become the technological leader he is remembered as today.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, the founders of Apple, shared many of their traits, but they differed in many others as well. Steve Wozniak started getting interested in electronics at an early age and thereby became a pure breed engineer. He always loved engineering and creating and his goal was never to make a big profit, but rather to amaze people by his designs. Ethics also played a huge role in Steve Wozniak’s life and his strong views on the topic were always apparent during his time at Apple. For example, when early apple employees were, in his opinion, treated unjust with regards to Stocks, he sold his own stocks for a below market price to them in order to make things right.
Ninety-five percent of adults support organ donation but only forty-eight percent actively sign up to officially be an organ donor (HRSA). There are 119,000 people on the organ transplant list, and additional patients are being added every ten minutes (HRSA). As people are being added, there are twenty-two people who die each day waiting for the perfect match (HRSA). The perfect match includes the same blood type, physical size, tissue type, how ill they are, distance from the donor, and how much time they have spent on the transplant list. There are many myths influencing
The life story of Steve Jobs is very attractive in the world; moreover, he was an unconventional leader and help the Apple to be one of the most successful companies in the world. During reading this book, it describes the leadership style of Steve Jobs with personality, strengths, and weaknesses in his story. According to the fundamental concepts of leadership, I can gain the positive leadership skills and avoid to adopt his negative side from this book. The book provides lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values of Steve Jobs (Isaacson, 2011). Apart from reading the book, my type of leadership style will be examined on attributes and personality traits.
Steve Jobs 2005 Commencement Address at Stanford University, Steve Jobs talks about his experience when he had been diagnosed with cancer. The doctor had told him that he need to prepare to pass away soon. That same day, he went back to get a biopsy the doctor found that his cancer was curable. This experience made him realize every day is not promised. I agree with the point he made in his essay and feel that life is too short to be scared to be happy and accomplish your goals.
Obama also makes use of examples of other successful who have had trouble in life but still managed to fight through the problems and achieve success. “I’m thinking about Andoni Schultz, from Los Altos, California, who’s fought brain cancer since he was three. He’s endured all sorts of treatment and surgeries, one of which affected his memory, so it took him much longer – hundreds of extra hours- to do his school work. But he never fell behind and he’s headed to college this fall.” (P. 9-10, line 97-100) This quote is one of the examples Obama uses and it
Praulent, a new cholesterol drug, when used with older statin medicines, help lower risk of heart events and deaths. The results of the big study of heart attack survivors were shared on Saturday at an American College of Cardiology conference in Florida. Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, the makers of Praulent which sponsored the study, said they will work with insurers on pricing to get the drug to those who need it the most. While the benefit may appear small, since 167 people have to take the medication for almost three years to prevent a single death, Dr. Philippe Gabriel Steg, from Hospital Bichat in Paris, pointed out that it is the ultimate outcome that matters to patients. High cost However, the high cost of Praulent may deter patients from using the cholesterol-lowering drug.
Recently, Connie Jones started riding with OTS after her recent knee replacement surgery. "I had my knee replacement surgery on the 8th of January and about a week later I started physical therapy. I have to go three times a week for the next three months,” says Connie Jones. “I had never used the service before my surgery and arranged it since I am unable to drive. My son takes me sometimes, but the majority of the time they come pick me up.
“Flowers for Algernon” Persuasive Essay Have you ever wondered what it would be like making yourself smarter and/or increase your ability to learn? In the story “Flowers for Algernon”, a 37 year old man named Charlie Gordon wasn’t the smartest person in the world but, he was able to function and maintain a job. Charlie had an I.Q. of 68 before being approached by Dr.Nemur and Dr.Strauss. They wanted him undergo a surgery that would triple his I.Q.
Every day, 17 people die while waiting for a transplant of a vital organ, such as a heart, liver, kidney, pancreas, lung or bone marrow. This is because of the lack of available donors in this country, 3,886 kidney patients, 1,811 liver patients, 457 heart patients and 483 lung patients died in 2004 while waiting for life transplants. (National Kidney Foundation n.d) When the organs are transplant to the recipient body, the organ can function immediately and also helps the recipient recover faster and shortens the length of the hospital stay. Recipients of living generally released from the hospital on the fifth day after the transplant. Moreover, the supply of
In 2009, I had just completed my annual physical for the fire department and was unhealthy. The doctor said I was pre-diabetic, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Coincidently, my wife also received similar news from her doctor during that same time frame. A short time went by and I happened to be working with an old friend, Kevin, at the firehouse. I hadn 't seen Kevin for a few months so I was surprised to see that he had lost weight and was in great shape.
Registered Nurses and the Neonatal Specialty On August 7, 1963, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, was born 5 ½ weeks premature [37 weeks]. He weighed 4 pounds 10 ½ ounces, but succumbed 39 hours after birth to “hyaline membrane disease, now known as respiratory distress syndrome [RDS]” (James 1). Today, this baby would have lived. However, in 1963 “about 25,000 children a year died because medical science lacked the skills and the specialized equipment needed to save them” (James 1). “By 2002, fewer than 1,000 babies a year die[d] of respiratory distress” (Philip 807) and “doctors can now save preemies as young as 23 and 24 weeks with the use of the protein surfactant, ventilators, and advanced technology known as continuous positive air pressure” (James 3).
A day before the parliament dropped the tax, my husband was diagnosed with smallpox. He was always a strong supporter of the Sons of Liberty and he hoped that he would be able to protest the despicable Stamp Act of 1765. But the severity of Andrew’s disease kept getting worse and he was given only a few weeks to live. Unexpectedly, during morning prayers today, Andrew looked as though he was
After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans it took FEMA a total of 14 days to finally drop food and water to any survivors. If FEMA would have came earlier than they did they could have prevented deaths from injured people and it would have made their agency look better knowing that they were there on time to help with survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Who is Michael Brown? Michael D. Brown was the chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Michael Brown was released as the chief of FEMA after the agency took two weeks to finally get help to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
My Road to Resilience As of 2014 I been have fighting a very tough hardship with my father. On Christmas Eve of 2014, my father was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital for emergency surgery on his lower back. This did not happen suddenly; this was a pain that developed overtime. About every 3 months my father was given a type of shot to ease the nerve pain in his back; this went on for a little over a year prior to the surgery. The operation that was performed was a laminectomy.