10 Steve Jobs videos worth the watch.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 28, 2011
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Update: Steve Jobs has passed away. Here’s our tribute full of quotes, videos. Here’s another.

Since The News, and The Contemplation of Death as a Reminder and Motivating force for a Life Well-Lived, I’ve been watching Steve Jobs videos.

The man ranks among the heroes of a new and better paradigm for a more elegant, responsible and innovative world: Yvon Chouinard, etc. Of course, Apple is far from perfect, as Jobs would be the first to admit. But what he and it has done to connect the world and, as he says below, solve essential human problems instead of merely providing more entertainment and distraction is nothing less than world-tilting.

Here’s a few of the best I’ve found. If there’s one I’ve missed worth the watch, please offer the link in comments. ~ ed.

One of greatest Commencement speeches, ever:

Steve Jobs: A bicycle for our minds.

Steve Jobs’ little-seen introduction to one of the most famous commercials in history, only shown once, at the 1984 Super Bowl:

Inspiring (to entrepreneurs and dreamers in particular) concluding videos to rare appearance with Bill Gates:

Pre-blue jeans and black turtleneck:


In his prime, in good health, at his best and most innovative, both artistically and business-wise…Steve Jobs, rightly considered a consummate showman:

Way back:

Comeback Jobs:

A frail Jobs presents the greatest office (and green space) in the world:



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “10 Steve Jobs videos worth the watch.”

  1. Rob Reitz says:

    Is it OK if I never liked Steve Jobs or Bill Gates? To me, innovation always meant coming up with something truly unique – not stealing other peoples ideas or patenting something that was thought up by thousands of people years before who just couldn't afford to beat you to the patent office. Some of the patents these guys are filing these days are pathetic and the ones who suffer in the end are you, me and the rest of the world. Reward those who invest in R&D, not those who figure out if they piss in the wind that they will get wet.

  2. Rob Reitz says:

    And sorry if I offended any of you Apple or Steve Jobs Fan Boys.. that was not my intention. I too liked my iPod Touch until I got my first Android and I made thousands of dollars repairing Macs back when I owned my computer store. Apples fed me well back in the day, pardon the pun 🙂

  3. meatpietatters says:

    Patents have been abused to the point of failing civilization. The patent process has been corrupted. The fact that companies can patent seed genetics and use nature to expand their market share through contamination of adjoining crops is perverted and evil.

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