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Steve JobsWe love this commencement address given by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios, at Stanford University Commencement on June 12, 2005.  It’s a glimpse into the creative genius that was Steve Jobs.

“I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

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#Unapologetic Barbie

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This week, God-willing, I will celebrate life’s half-century mark.  So it’s only natural to reflect on all the people, places, and experiences that have inspired, influenced, and blessed my life.  And those who know me, know Barbie doll earns a spot on that list.

The poor girl has taken a lot of flak this past week for her #Unapologetic marketing campaign and her decision to pose for Sports Illustrated in her iconic black and white swimsuit. Throughout her 55 years, Barbie has endured her share of critics who cite her body shape, flawless skin, and glamorous style, for being a poor influence on impressionable little girls.  For some, Barbie has become an effigy for everything strong, powerful women are supposed to hate — and posing for the cover of Sports Illustrated seems only to fuel their contempt.

I disagree.

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