J.K. Rowling: The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination (Commencement speech at Harvard, 2008)
Steve Jobs’ commencement speech at Stanford was one of the best speeches I have seen so far. This commencement speech by Joanne K. Rowling at Harvard in 2008 is on a par.
It seems that those who experienced major setbacks in their life can deliver the best speeches to graduates.
So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential.
When piracy affects your business, you should find a way to compete with them instead of sueing them.
This is the message Matt Mason, the Editor-in-chief of of the seminal magazine RWD, sends to all the major companies. And he comes up with some forgotten facts about industries based on piracy.
Filmed at The Medici Summit, March 3rd 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona.
UPDATE: And since he believes, that you can’t control piracy, you can download the book for any price you want.