No such thing as failure – Oprah Winfrey @ Harvard 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013 20:23 No Comments

Oprah Winfrey delivered the commencement speech to the graduating class of 2013 at Harvard. In this speech she talks about how the girl from rural Mississippi achieved success by following her own calling, which became clear to her much after she had already started her television career. That inner voice, which she calls a ‘moral [...]

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Learn from life lessons – Narayana Murthy @ Stern School of Business, 2007

Friday, September 10, 2010 8:00 No Comments

Dean Cooley, faculty, staff, distinguished guests, and, most importantly, the graduating class of 2007, it is a great privilege to speak at your commencement ceremonies. I thank Dean Cooley and Prof Marti Subrahmanyam for their kind invitation. I am exhilarated to be part of such a joyous occasion. Congratulations to you, the class of 2007, [...]

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Doers get what they want – Jim Kukral @ Affiliate Summit East, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 20:35 No Comments

Jim Kukral is an author and Internet marketing expert.

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Go kiss the world- Subroto Bagchi @ IIM Bangalore, 2006

Saturday, September 4, 2010 22:28 1 Comment

I was the last child of a small-time government servant, in a family of five brothers. My earliest memory of my father is as that of a District Employment Officer in Koraput, Orissa. It was, and remains, as back of beyond as you can imagine. There was no electricity; no primary school nearby and water [...]

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Keep the spark alive – Chetan Bhagat @ Symbiosis, 2008

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 18:10 No Comments

Good morning everyone and thank you for giving me this chance to speak to you. This day is about you. You, who have come to this college, leaving the comfort of your homes (or in some cases discomfort), to become something in your life. I am sure you are excited. There are few days in [...]

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Stay hungry, Stay foolish – Steve Jobs @ Stanford, 2005

Monday, August 30, 2010 19:37 1 Comment

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. [...]

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We are what we choose – Jeff Bezos @ Princeton, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010 5:47 1 Comment

On kindness & cleverness: As a kid, I spent my summers with my grandparents on their ranch in Texas. I helped fix windmills, vaccinate cattle, and do other chores. We also watched soap operas every afternoon, especially “Days of our Lives.” My grandparents belonged to a Caravan Club, a group of Airstream trailer owners who [...]

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