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Jim Carrey to College Grads: Always Choose Love Over Fear
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Jim Carrey to College Grads: Always Choose Love Over Fear

"You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love."
Laura Entis
Michael Bloomberg to Grads: You May Hate What I Stand For, But Don't Repress Me
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Michael Bloomberg to Grads: You May Hate What I Stand For, But Don't Repress Me

The former New York City mayor chastised college students across the country for censoring conservative voices.
Laura Entis
 Ex-NYT Editor Jill Abramson on Resilience
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Ex-NYT Editor Jill Abramson on Resilience

'I'm talking to anyone who has been dumped,' the recently fired executive editor of The New York Times told Wake Forest grads. 'When that happens, show what you are made of.'
Laura Entis
Panera Founder and CEO Ron Shaich: It's Not About Choosing the 'Right' Path, It's About Knowing What Ignites Your Passion.
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Panera Founder and CEO Ron Shaich: It's Not About Choosing the 'Right' Path, It's About Knowing What Ignites Your Passion.

Figure out what you care about, what brings you joy and what drives you, Shaich told Clark University graduates. The rest will come.
Laura Entis
Charlie Day: You Shouldn't Just 'Do What Makes You Happy'
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Charlie Day: You Shouldn't Just 'Do What Makes You Happy'

The Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator and star tells Merrimack College graduates to create their own opportunities.
Laura Entis
Fashion Designer Tory Burch: 'There Is No Such Thing as Overnight Success'
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Fashion Designer Tory Burch: 'There Is No Such Thing as Overnight Success'

Tory Burch defined entrepreneur not as a job title, but a state of mind during her 2014 commencement address, telling graduates that achievement requires good old fashioned tenacity and hard work.
Laura Entis
Sheryl Sandberg's Advice to Grads: Banish Self-Doubt, Dream Bigger and Lean In, Always
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Sheryl Sandberg's Advice to Grads: Banish Self-Doubt, Dream Bigger and Lean In, Always

During her commencement speech at City Colleges of Chicago, Facebook's COO told graduates to lean in even on days when they feel like hanging back and remaining quiet.
Laura Entis
Dropbox CEO Gives Graduates His Cheat Sheet for Success
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Dropbox CEO Gives Graduates His Cheat Sheet for Success

Tech entrepreneur Drew Houston spoke about the importance of obsessing over your dream during his 2013 commencement speech at MIT.
Andrea Huspeni
Dalai Lama's Lessons for New Grads on Global Responsibility and Compassion
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Dalai Lama's Lessons for New Grads on Global Responsibility and Compassion

During his commencement speech, the Dalai Lama provides insight into how young entrepreneurs can make the world a better place.
Andrea Huspeni
Stephen Colbert Offers Grads Some Key Advice: 'Pave Your Own Path'
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Stephen Colbert Offers Grads Some Key Advice: 'Pave Your Own Path'

Despite challenging economic times, comedian Stephen Colbert had some takeaways for recent grads during his 2013 commencement address at the University of Virginia on Saturday.
Andrea Huspeni
Melinda Gates on the Power of Technology in Making Human Connections
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Melinda Gates on the Power of Technology in Making Human Connections

Social entrepreneur Melinda Gates spoke about the importance of making ethical choices and leaving a mark on humanity during her 2013 commencement speech at Duke University.
Andrea Huspeni
Obama's 3 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs on How to Live the American Dream
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Obama's 3 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs on How to Live the American Dream

During his commencement speech this past weekend, President Barack Obama provides tips on succeeding as entrepreneurs.
Andrea Huspeni
Celebrated Social Entrepreneur Luma Mufleh and Her 4 Guiding Principles
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Celebrated Social Entrepreneur Luma Mufleh and Her 4 Guiding Principles

As the 2012 graduation season winds down, we check in on the commencement addresses given by some of nation's top entrepreneurs. Here are Luma Mufleh's top tips for a life well lived.
Diana Ransom
Former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt and His Top 5 Tips for Excellence
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Former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt and His Top 5 Tips for Excellence

As the 2012 graduation season winds down, we check in on the commencement addresses given by some of nation's top entrepreneurs. Here are Eric Schmidt's top tips for young treps.
Diana Ransom