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Steve Job's Amazing Advice from Pixar for the Stanford Essays (Video)

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When you think about it, the key to getting into a school like Stanford GSB is storytelling. That's a simple idea but a profound one, because what 90% of applicants who apply to Stanford turn is a resume -- not a story.

The typical approach that Stanford applicants tend to use is to pack the sum of their life's works into their resume, then look for recommenders who have the best business card titles, then write a bunch of exciting stories about why they are awesome and deserve a spot in the exclusive class. These things do not a story make, and it's probably only when you're about to click submit on your application that you realize the whole package is a garbage dump menagerie. By then it's too late.

In contrast, successful applicants won't write a word of their resume until they figure out what story they are going to tell first. By writing their story (not their essay!) first, applicants can ensure that every word of their application package will be beautiful and compelling, and working towards advancing the same simple and compelling narrative.

You don't have to take my word for it. This is the same approach that Steve Jobs took when he made Pixar, a technique that he argues enabled the movie company to have such a long string of smash hits, while other traditional live-action movie companies plod along with their fair share of flops. Everyone applying to Stanford should watch this video, note the approach that he recommends for storytelling, and then think about how to apply it in your own application.

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