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55 Speeches by Influential People of the 21st Century

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Loving What You Do
Steve Jobs Speaks on Opportunity and the Importance of Following Your Heart
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Loving What You Do
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Life as a Classroom
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Creating Innovation in the Office
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Being a Free Woman
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Three Tips for Success
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The Human Resource Crisis
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Human Rights as Gay Rights
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The Anatomy of Technology
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Demonstrations of Brand Loyalty
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The Audacity of Hope
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Overcoming Adversity
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Investing in Youth
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The Future of Innovation
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Preserving a Brand's Core Values
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Limitless Opportunities
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The Greatest Human Achievement
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The Role of Character in Success
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Perserverence in Times of Trial
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Insightful Life Lessons
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The Missing Puzzle Piece in Education
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The Magic of Technology
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Finding Bliss in Life
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Condensing Goals
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A Promise for Tomorrow
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Hope and Leadership
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Women and Conflict Reconciliation
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Redefining Education
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Investing with Small Sums
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Collaborative State of the Art Technology
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Agricultural Metaphor in Teaching
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Restoring Brand Vitality
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Informing Educators
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Looking Back Before Moving Forward
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Accessible Education
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Combatting Climate Change
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Fulfillment in the Workplace
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The Economic Power of Women
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The Importance of Renewable Energy
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Updating Learning
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A New Technology Platform
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Rebuilding After a Genocide
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A Fresh Foundation for a Nation
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Connecting to Ourselves
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Women and the Economy
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Eliminating Greenhouse Gases
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Organically Designed Education Systems
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The Prediction of Products
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Suspicious School Spending
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Pledging Peace
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Confronting Global Inequities
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Nuclear Non-Proliferation
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Keeping America Competitive
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Digital Independence
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Progression of Civilization

From Sir Ken Robinson to Steve Jobs

— July 8, 2013 — Eco
This collection of speeches by influential people spotlights a number of individuals who have had huge impacts on society, specifically within the 21st century. The individuals listed here have left their mark in very different areas and industries -- from technology to education and politics, these individuals have introduced new ways of thinking and living.

With much of the 21st century being defined by technology and social media, this list would not be complete without the mention of Mark Zuckerberg, who completely transformed the way people connect with one another and share content on the Internet. As one of the five founders of Facebook, Zuckerberg grew the social media site to over one billion users in 2012 as its CEO and Chairman.

Closely connected to Zuckerberg is the late Steve Jobs who revolutionized the way people use technology for everyday purposes. Having first created the iPod followed by the iconic iPhone, MacBook and iPad, Jobs enabled people to create, design, play and connect in ways no one ever imagined.

This list also wouldn't be complete without the women who have achieved so much in terms of advancing women's rights. Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey have served as strong female role models for women in both politics and the media, paving the way for future generations of empowered, successful and confident women.

These speeches by influential people of the 21st century is both informative and truly inspiring.
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