Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address – with his famous advice to ‘Stay hungry, stay foolish’ – has been viewed more than 28 million times. Composer and comedian and Tim Minchin’s brilliant ‘9 Life Lessons’ address to the University of Western Australia has over 3 million hits.In the UK therewere 14 million graduates in the UK from July-September 2017, following a steady increase over the past decadeCongregation tickets range from £15 to £50, gown hire is around £50, and official photographs can be bought for anything from £20 to £60. It's no longer just a day, but a commercial event.This is the first graduation speech book to market in the UKComparison titles include Speeches That Changed the World (Simon Sebag Montefiore, 81,448 TCM) and The Penguin Book of Modern Speeches (23,784 TCM)
Give it your all. Dare to be all you can be.
Graduation day is a pivotal moment. After a lifetime of learning, and at least three years of studying hard in a chosen subject, we are thrown headfirst into the unknown world of adulthood. That day – and the months afterwards – are ripe with possibility. They can feel by turns thrilling and rudderless, dreamy and terrifying. It’s the perfect time to reflect on the past and look at what’s to come.
In this collection of carefully curated speeches, hear from leading voices such as Barack Obama, Gloria Steinem and Tim Minchin, and discover their profound advice for the graduating classes of Harvard, Stanford and many more top-class universities, who have gone on to shape the world we live in.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect graduation gift, a memento of this significant life moment, or are simply seeking guiding inspiration, the lessons in Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish will last a lifetime.