Notebook
March 14th, 2014 by Gary Osberg

Good morning from Collegeville,

On June 12, 2005 Steve Jobs delivered the Commencement address at Stanford University. He told three stories from his life, “Connecting the Dots”, “Love and Loss” and “Death”. Steve was 50 years old. You can Google “Steve Jobs Commencement” and watch it on You Tube.

A year earlier Steve had phoned Walter Isaacson, author of biographies of Einstein and Benjamin Franklin. Steve wanted Walter to write his biography. Steve died in October of 2011 from pancreatic cancer. The book “Steve Jobs” was published in November of 2011. The book has 571 pages and it is a “great read”. Especially for all of you other recovering entrepreneurs.

The lessons from Steve’s address are: 1. “You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future”. 2. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. And 3. “Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”

The APHC show this week will be live from The Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul. Special guests include, sparkling Irish vocalist, Karan Casey, the French-styled sounds of Dan Newton’s “Café Accordion Orchestra”, singer Aoife O’Donovan, and pianist and clarinetist Butch Thompson. The Royal Academy of Radio Actors and The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band will join Garrison who will bring us up to date on the News From Lake Wobegon.

Tonight, I will be working a table at Gorecki Center on campus of the College of St. Benedict where the Soweto Gospel Choir will be performing. Tickets at csbsju.edu/finearts.
I hope to see you there.

“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” Back of the final of issue of the “Whole Earth Catalog”

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