In droves, people are paying homage to Steve Jobs and writing moving eulogies. They praise his technological innovations and honor his gifts that have transformed our lives. I would like to focus on a different gift of his.

In 2005, Steve Jobs gave a commencement speech at Stanford. His simple and brief speech focused on a few things: connecting the dots, failure and love, and living the life you WANT. He espouses the “courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become…” He closes with a reference to the final print periodical, Whole Earth Catalogue (created by Stuart Brand), that implores us to, “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”

For what it’s worth, I would like to thank Steve Jobs for all of his gifts — we are a school that uses blended learning and one-to-one computers — but I would like to give a special thanks for his message in which we firmly believe.