I don’t know if you’ve seen this yet, but if you haven’t, you should:

J.K. Rowling’s powerful commencement speech at Harvard:
The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination

3 Responses to "JK Rowling at Harvard: Failure and Imagination"

  1. Jamie

    June 12, 2008

    That’s so funny. I was going to mention this yesterday when we chatted. What a powerful speech.

    For me, one of the key points was that her parents thought it was unrealistic for her to follow her passion of novel writing, encouraging her to pursue something with security and a pension. I see more and more that we eventually have to come home to who we are and security lies in sharing our gifts.

    Thanks for spreading the inspiration!

  2. sunny

    June 12, 2008

    You’re welcome! I hadn’t known of her involvement with Amnesty International. Such chilling stories that were for me, the most important thing she could have shared with this group.

  3. Scott Clark

    June 14, 2008

    Good post. I know where she’s coming from.

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