Here’s a great, short, sharp & succinct commencement speech from Dale Heydlauff that gets to the point. Tips:

  • A strong work ethic;
  • Polished communication skills matter;
  • Always keep an open mind and embrace life long learning;
  • Always respect what others can deliver;
  • Learn to focus – be here now;
  • Know thyself – your strength and weakness;
  • Find and follow your passion;
  • Cultivate a network of mentors and never hesitate to ask for advice; and
  • Remember the serenity prayer.

Lastly, here’s a must read¬†article from the Atlantic about the concept of genius.

There are so many things that can't exist in reality until they exist in imagination.

John McTiernan