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08/29/2011 04:43 pm ET | Updated Oct 29, 2011

Top 10 Steve Jobs Videos

Highlights of a "Truly Important" Life

"[A]lmost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure -- these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."
--Steve Jobs, 2005 Commencement Address at Stanford University

Since The News, and The Contemplation of Death As a Reminder and Motivating Force for a Life Well Lived, I've been watching Steve Jobs videos.

The man ranks among the heroes of a new and better paradigm for a more elegant, responsible and innovative world, like Yvon Chouinard, etc. Of course, Apple is far from perfect, as Jobs would be the first to admit. But what he and it has done to connect the world and, as he says below, solve essential human problems instead of merely providing more entertainment and distraction is nothing less than world-tilting.

Here are a few of the best I've found. If there's one I've missed worth the watch, please offer the link in comments.

One of greatest Commencement speeches, ever:

Steve Jobs: A bicycle for our minds:

Steve Jobs' little-seen introduction to one of the most famous commercials in history, only shown once, at the 1984 Super Bowl:

Inspiring (to entrepreneurs and dreamers in particular) concluding videos to rare appearance with Bill Gates:

Pre-blue jeans and black turtleneck:

In his prime, in good health, at his best and most innovative, both artistically and business-wise... Steve Jobs, rightly considered a consummate showman:

Way back:

Comeback Jobs:

A frail Jobs presents the greatest office (and green space) in the world: