Speeches worth reading

This is a collection of quality speeches worth reading because they will make you think harder and get smarter, or even be inspired to make that thing happen.

Speeches  worth reading

Admiral William H. McRaven, “Make Your Bed”

Albert E. N. Gray, “The Common Denominator of Success”

Anna Quindlen, “1999 Mount Holyoke Commencement Speech”

Arno Rafael Minkkinen, “Finding Your Own Vision”

Art Williams, “Just Do It”

BF Skinner, “How to Discover What You Have to Say”

Bill Gurley, “Runnin Down a Dream”

Brené Brown, “The Anatomy of Trust“

Bret Victor, “Inventing on Principle”

Charlie Munger, “2007 USC Law School Commencement Address”

Charlie Munger, “A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom”

Charlie Munger, “How to Guarantee a Life of Misery”

Charlie Munger, “The Psychology of Human Misjudgment”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “The Danger of a Single Story”

Claude Shannon, “Creative Thinking”

Dave Packard informal speech to HP managers

David Foster Wallace, “This is Water”

Elizabeth Gilbert, “Your Elusive Creative Genius”

Evan Williams, “A Journey on the Information Highway”

George Saunders, “Failures of Kindness”

J.K. Rowling, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure”

Jeff Bezos, “Testimony before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law”

Jeff Bezos, “What Matters More Than Your Talents”

Jim Valvano, “Don’t Give Up”

John C. Bogle, “Enough”

John Cleese, “Creativity in Management”

John Roberts, “I Wish You Bad Luck”

John W. Gardner, “Personal Renewal”

Nathan Myhrvold, “Roadkill on the Information Highway“

Neil Gaiman, “Make Good Art”

Peter Kaufman, “The Multidisciplinary Approach to Thinking”

Randy Pausch, “Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”

Randy Pausch, “Time Management”

Richard Feynman, “Seeking New Laws”

Richard Hamming, “Learning to Learn”

Richard Hamming, “You and Your Research”

Sir Ken Robinson, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”

Steve Jobs, “2005 Stanford Commencement Address”

William Deresiewicz, “Solitude and Leadership”


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