by Sunil Bali, 28-10-18

When Steve Jobs gave his famous 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech, nearly 23,000 people were packed into Stanford Stadium.

One of the them was Forrest Li.

Forrest remembers the day of the speech, saying "I was fortunate to be among the audience for my wife’s graduation and was deeply moved by Steve’s words".

He took to heart Jobs’ advice to "Stay hungry, stay foolish and follow your heart".

Forrest then replayed the video on YouTube every day for months, and now says "It gave me the courage to do what I’m doing now."

A very keen gamer, Forrest’s dream was to build a successful gaming company.

Inspired by Jobs, Forrest launched his gaming company Garena. The first few years were a bit of a rollercoaster, but in the last six years Forrest’s company has grown annual revenue by over 95% year on year to over $300 million in 2015.

Millions have watched Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech, but how many have followed it like Forrest has and jumped into action?

Remember, that just like a bottle of milk or a piece of fruit, inspiration has an expiry date.



The Mexican Maid

The Mexican maid asked for a pay rise.

The Missus was very upset about this and decided to talk to her about the completely unjustified raise.

Mrs: "Now Maria, just why do you want a pay increase?"
Maria: "Well, Senora, there are tree reeezons why I wanna increeze.

The first is that I iron better than you …"

Mrs: "And just Who said you iron better than me …?"
Maria: "Jor huzban … he say so …".

Mrs: "Oh yeah …?!!"

Maria: "The second reason eez that I am a better cook than you …"

Mrs: "Nonsense, what utter rubbish; and Who said you were a better cook than me …?"
Maria: "Jor hozban … he did say so …"
Mrs, increasingly agitated: "Oh he did, did he …???"

Maria: "The third reason is that I am better in bed than you…"

Mrs, really boiling now, and through gritted teeth: "And, did my husband say that as well …?"

Maria: "No Senora … The gardener did …"

Mrs: "So how much of a raise were you wanting …?"


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