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Steve Jobs' 05 Stanford Commencement Speech (S738d)
This is a speech that Steve Jobs,
the founder of Apple,
gave at Stanford University in 2005 for the graduation
commencement. In it, Steve recounts three personal
stories in which he advocates following your heart and
doing what you love. Click on either source, or 'HERE'
for my copy, to hear and see this outstanding speech.
10 Life Lessons From A Navy Seal (S906d)
Posted by Texas Exes
From: Ernie Ware on Facebook
||Here's his amazing Commencement
University of Texas at Austin 2014 from
Business Insider. Click on either source,
or 'HERE' for my copy, listen to Admiral
McRaven's description of Navy Seal training.
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Lee Iacocca Is Angry (S627c)
From: ICohen on 1/12/2009
Photo from MotorTrend.com...
Lee Iacocca Says:
'Am I the only guy in this country
who's fed up with
what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We
should be screaming bloody murder! We've got a gang
of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over
a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind,
and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less
build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone
sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say,
'Stay the course.'
Stay the course? You've
got to be kidding. This is
America, not the damned, 'Titanic'. I'll give you a
sound bite: 'Throw all the bums out!'
You might think I'm getting senile,
that I've gone off
my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak
up. I hardly recognize this country anymore.
The most famous business leaders
are not the innovators
but the guys in handcuffs. While we're fiddling in Iraq,
the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what
to do. And the press is waving 'pom-poms' instead of
asking hard questions. That's not the promise of the
'America' my parents and yours traveled across the ocean
for. I've had enough. How about you?
I'll go a step further.
You can't call yourself a patriot
if you're not outraged. This is a fight I'm ready and
willing to have. The Biggest 'C' is Crisis! (Iacocca
elaborates on nine C's of leadership, with crisis
being the first.)
Leaders are made, not born.
Leadership is forged in
times of crisis. It's easy to sit there with your feet
up on the desk and talk theory. Or send someone else's
kids off to war when you've never seen a battlefield
yourself. It's another thing to lead when your world
comes tumbling down.
On September 11, 2001, we needed
a strong leader more
than any other time in our history. We needed a steady
hand to guide us out of the ashes. A hell of a mess,
so here's where we stand.
We're immersed in a bloody war
with no plan for winning
and no plan for leaving.
We're running the biggest deficit
in the history of the
We're losing the manufacturing
edge to Asia, while our
once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health
Gas prices are skyrocketing,
and nobody in power has a
coherent energy policy. Our schools are in trouble.
Our borders are like sieves.
The middle class is being squeezed every which way.
These are times that cry out for leadership.
But when you look around, you've
got to ask: 'Where
have all the leaders gone?' Where are the curious,
creative communicators? Where are the people of
character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and common
sense? I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think
you get the point.
Name me a leader who has a better
idea for homeland
security than making us take off our shoes in airports
and throw away our shampoo?
We've spent billions of dollars
building a huge new
bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to
things that have already happened.
Name me one leader who emerged
from the crisis of
Hurricane Katrina. Congress has yet to spend a single
day evaluating the response to the hurricane or demanding
accountability for the decisions that were made in the
crucial hours after the storm.
Everyone's hunkering down, fingers
crossed, hoping it
doesn't happen again. Now, that's just crazy. Storms
happen. Deal with it. Make a plan. Figure out what
you're going to do the next time.
Name me an industry leader who
is thinking creatively
about how we can restore our competitive edge in
manufacturing. Who would have believed that there could
ever be a time when 'The Big Three' referred to Japanese
car companies? How did this happen, and more important,
what are we going to do about it?
Name me a government leader who
can articulate a plan
for paying down the debit, or solving the energy crisis,
or managing the health care problem. The silence is
deafening. But these are the crises that are eating
away at our country and milking the middle class dry.
I have news for the gang in Congress.
We didn't elect
you to sit on your asses and do nothing and remain
silent while our democracy is being hijacked and our
greatness is being replaced with mediocrity. What is
everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on Fox News
will call them a name? Give me a break. Why don't
you guys show some spine for a change?
Had Enough? Hey, I'm not
trying to be the voice of
gloom and doom here. I'm trying to light a fire. I'm
speaking out because I have hope - I believe in America.
In my lifetime, I've had the privilege of living through
some of America 's greatest moments. I've also
experienced some of our worst crises: The 'Great
Depression,' 'World War II,' the 'Korean War,' the
'Kennedy Assassination,' the 'Vietnam War,' the 1970's
oil crisis, and the struggles of recent years culminating
If I've learned one thing, it's
this: 'You don't get
anywhere by standing on the sidelines waiting for somebody
else to take action. Whether it's building a better car
or building a better future for our children, we all have
a role to play. That's the challenge I'm raising in this
book. It's a "Call to Action" for people who, like me,
believe in America'. It's not too late, but it's getting
pretty close. So let's shake off the crap and go to work.
Let's tell 'em all we've had 'enough.'
Make your own contribution by
sending this to everyone you
know and care about. It's our country, folks, and it's
our future. Our future is at stake!!
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............................From darrellvip on 10/13/2007