Wednesday, July 2, 2008

J. K. Rowling at Harvard: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination

I found this commencement speech interesting, funny, and inspiring, and I know several of you are JK Rowling fans so I thought I'd share.

http://harvardmagazine.com/go/jkrowling.html

3 comments:

Abby said...

I read it earlier this week. I thought it was a great talk. And unlike the talk at my graduation (which was about the priest abuse scandal) it was really appropriate to the situation. But I did read about how some Harvard students felt that they were "entitled" to better. And then they wonder why people think they are snotty!

Sparkling Squirrel said...

Last year my college (the one I teach at) had the state director of homeland security. It was quite amusing as the guy tried to give a standard graduation speech but also fill us with fear about what happens to WV when terrorsts strike DC, 'cause that's what you do when you're the homeland security guy for WV (nobody worries that WV is going to be directly attacked).

Quinn said...

JK is the best!! She's awesome and I don't believe people say she's not a good writer! SHE'S THE BEST EVER!!
She wrote the most popular story for kids of all time!! I just found a list and she is now the 2nd richest woman in the world for doing this!! Check it out at http://www.weshow.com/top10/en/