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Thinking differently: Steven Jobs’ address at the 2005 Stanford University commencement

In light of Steve Jobs’ resignation earlier this week, here’s a highly inspirational and poignant video clip of Jobs speaking at the 2005 Stanford University commencement in an address entitled “How to Live Before You Die.” He made the speech about a year after being diagnosed with cancer and after a surgery which gave him…

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Hurricane Resources

All you folks in Irene’s path – please stay safe this weekend. Hopefully, things won’t be as bad as predicted – but hurricane season lasts until November 1, so we thought some hurricane-related tools might be in order. We’ll be posting and adding to the resources here. National Hurricane Center – Tracking Hurricane Irene The…

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The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Alain de Botton, renowned essayist, philosopher and founder of The School of Life, examines the nature and function of work. Most of our waking hours are spent at work, and yet we rarely challenge the basic assumptions that lie behind this time-consuming, life-altering activity. A thoughtful and entertaining talk – don’t miss the part about…

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