The CEOs of many Silicon Valley companies are people who have achieved incredible heights in life. They willingly share the secrets of their success at speeches before graduates of prestigious universities. For the most part, such speeches are full of a set of banal clichés - but sometimes very sensible thoughts slip through.
Drew Houston, Dropbox
In 2013, the CEO of the cloud storage Dropbox told MIT alumni about how the idea for the service came to him. All that was needed was to relax and listen to the “inner voice”.
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Eric Schmidt, Google
Three years ago, the chairman of the board of directors of Google gave a speech to students at the University of California at Berkeley. Schmidt encouraged young people to think wider and take full advantage of modern technology.
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Tim Cook, Apple
In 2015, Apple's CEO attended George Washington University. At a meeting with university graduates, he shared his views on human values. Tim Cook is sure that what you believe in can drastically change both your life and the whole world.
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Larry Page, Google
In 2009, the Google co-founder told the University of Michigan alumni stories from his busy life - growing up in Michigan, the importance of family in life and the dream that led him to create a famous corporation.
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Bill Gates, Microsoft
In 2014, the Microsoft founder spoke to students at Stanford University. In his speech, Gates raised the topic of optimism. In his words, it was this feeling that made him first create the company of his whole life, and then spend a lot of time and money on charity.
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Jeff Bezos, Amazon
2010 Princeton University alumni welcomed Amazon CEO into their alma mater. Bezos taught them the importance of the decisions we make in life.
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Steve Jobs, Apple
In 2005, Steve Jobs gave a 15-minute speech to graduates of Stanford University. Steve shared his thoughts on life, work and … death. That speech became legendary: more than 22 million people have already watched the video from the event posted on YouTube.
Based on materials from Businessinsider.
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