A Treasury of 2008’s Commencement Wisdom

So many commencement speeches. So few cliches. 

J.K. Rowling, Carl Bernstein, Bill Nye and many others gave speeches to college graduates this graduation season.  As a public service, The Wall Street Journal summarized many of the speeches in this story.

None of the speakers asked me for my input. But if they had, I would have directed them to my recent post on how to give a great commencement speech.

Here is “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling’s speech to the Harvard graduates on the “benefits of failure.”


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