Personal Statement : Steve Jobs

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Sanita Hasan Rhetorical Speech Essay UTSA COMM 2113-005 Prof. Jonathan Gutierrez Steve Jobs, born February 24 1955 in the city of San Francisco, was a man well known for his contributions to our technical world. As mentioned during his introduction at the Stanford Commencement Speech in 2005, as an infant Jobs was given up for adoption by his biological parents and was later adopted by a couple known as Clara and Paul Jobs. As a boy, Jobs acquired an interest in electronics as Paul Jobs showed his son how to take apart and reconstruct them; a process that instilled confidence, tenacity and mechanical powers in young Jobs. (Biography.com. 2015). As Joe Nocera, a New York Time Columnist said in August, “Steve Jobs was one of the greatest innovators in the history of modern capitalism." He was the inventor and co-founder of Apple alongside other successful multi-media companies such as Next and Pixar. Even though Steve Jobs was a college dropout, his genius contributions to the technical world is what made him a credible speaker in front of the thousands of soon to be Stanford graduates. Steve Jobs delivered the keynote address for the graduates of Stanford University on June 12, 2015. The style and content of the speech showed a rather different side of the inventor than his usual Apple product launch presentations. It carried a motivational value which personally caught my interest as a visual audience. Throughout the speech he had a recurring theme of

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