Bill Gates Harvard Commencement Speech

Thanks to Dan for informing me about this . On June 7th 2007 Bill Gates gave quite a fantastic commencement speech at Harvard . He also became a college graduate as a degree was awarded to him too . The speech is worth reading . This paragraph in particular is quite inspiring

In line with the promise of this age, I want to exhort each of the graduates here to take on an issue – a complex problem, a deep inequity, and become a specialist on it. If you make it the focus of your career, that would be phenomenal. But you don’t have to do that to make an impact. For a few hours every week, you can use the growing power of the Internet to get informed, find others with the same interests, see the barriers, and find ways to cut through them. Don’t let complexity stop you. Be activists. Take on the big inequities. It will be one of the great experiences of your lives.

A Must to read and follow .


  1. Ashwin says:

    I also read this yesterday… awesome..but nothing close to the one of Steve Jobs u posted sometimes back.

    I’m a sucker for such kind of things….

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  3. Web 2.0 says:

    It’s inspiring, but somehow trivial isn’t it 🙂