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Noah’s Ultimate Speech at UC Berkeley

This is a speech I gave at UC Berkeley last week about life, love, working at Intel and more…

This is one of my first speeches…ever. You can briefly see my friend Tim Ferriss on the side. He was nice enough to let me use his camera. Unfortunately, it ran out of tape from his speech :O Fortunately, he’s a bad ass and has done a few more speeches since then!

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74 responses to β€œNoah’s Ultimate Speech at UC Berkeley”

March 2, 2019 at 3:44 pm

I love going back and seeing how you started πŸ™‚

Joel Alain
January 31, 2014 at 11:43 pm

There is nothing more I love then going back in time and seeing how someone started, or how he was thinking back then etc and now because of the internet (and the fact that everything stays online forever), we have access to anybody’s story, at anytime. I checked recently Marie Forleo’s first website and videos, Mixergy’s Andrew Warners, etc. Once you see that, it’s encouraging and you understand that successful people started from zero like all of us and then slowly developed into what they are now.

September 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm

You motivate me to be successful!!

July 19, 2013 at 1:24 am

Truly enjoyed your presentation which I happened to come to by mere chance. I saw your post on the books that changed your life, so I can affirm that this was not a coincidence πŸ˜‰

Looking forward to learning more through and from you.

All the very best!

Fatmir Qylafi
July 4, 2013 at 11:57 am

I study in England, high school equivalent. Considering to go to uni in US, reason: people are cooler, things move faster…this video reconfirmed that. Thanks Noah!

February 5, 2013 at 10:45 am

i tumbled upon this site and then this video and it was totally hilarious! i love the word u coined “sucki-less”

Noah Kagan
February 9, 2013 at 7:39 am

πŸ™‚ thanks Reema. Email me again.

October 19, 2012 at 5:52 pm


You’re really engaging and spoke ‘to’ your audience rather than talk down to them.


July 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Hey Noah,
Marco Sanchez here, if you remember πŸ™‚

I love when people genuinely talk about themselves. I believe in the theory that if your friend is happy your own happiness goes up by 50%, and if his friend is happy your own happiness goes up by 25% and so on.

Great talk.

December 12, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Great talk. I’m a couple of years out of college now and I know that Noah is right on the money with what he says.

October 13, 2011 at 12:40 am

I’m having some problems with Excel…. I hear you’re an Excel jedi master… Can you tutor me?

Seriously – dig this. Charming, impressive and enlightening.

September 2, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Cool talk very engaging. Great to finally hear your back story as well.

January 13, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Great stuff Noah! You asked about what to talk about? I wonder if you always had this energy, enthusiasm, like “in your face” type of character πŸ™‚ I think you do a pretty awesome job simplifying what others may take as complex but i feel is due your positive attitude more than anything. How did you trained yourself to be so awesome!? πŸ™‚

Mehul Patel
September 30, 2010 at 2:00 am

Awesome. Noah is highly Interactive always and ofcourse cool!

September 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Noah, you embody ‘the cult of done manifesto’ and I love you for it.

December 12, 2008 at 12:55 am

Hi Noah – uh, first-time watcher, long-time listener? Yeah, uh, hey, just wanted to say, love your show, I love you, keep doing what you’re doing, and how do you stay so peppy and energetic? I’ll take my question off the air. Thanks!


Aniq Rahman
December 1, 2007 at 11:03 am

Noah – Come to Cornell! Let me know and I will get it set up.

October 6, 2007 at 7:39 pm

Haha, and how long ago was this posted? Regardless, I found this now and thought your speech was very entertaining. I’m almost motivated to take up business.

Mehul Patel
August 5, 2007 at 11:44 am

Natural, great hi energy stuff that is Noah rite?…I pray no1 from Intel sees this πŸ™‚

Nick Bakewell
July 10, 2007 at 11:57 am

Great video – I watched all of it and it is definitely motivation that I needed. You should come speak at JMU!

June 14, 2007 at 10:30 pm

I met you once at an intel thing ( carrie’s birthday) at suite 181, and sounds like you’re up to something interesting I also got ” rejected at Google”.. which I think is something alot of us Berkeley grads have gone through, but nevertheless, seems like it’s brought out the best in all of us hahaha. I’m going to begin my foray into product management at eBay ( strange for an english major I guess.) but I’m happy.

April 15, 2007 at 6:57 pm

Wow! I just randomly stumbled across your page while searching (Google) for a topic for a special occasion speech I have to give in my public speaking class.. I absolutely loved this, really helped me as well; lately, I have been feeling very overwhelmed with the full load I am taking at school, but this speech has given me the wake-up call I was in need of (back to the books I go)! You are awesome, keep doing what you do!

Noah Kagan
March 20, 2007 at 12:46 pm

Yes Joanne:) I owe it to you. Nice job setting up the event.

March 19, 2007 at 10:51 pm

hahaha. nice video. wonder who organized the event. =P

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