The Wisdom of Commencement Speeches

The June edition of The Ohio State University Alumni Magazine ran a feature on past Commencement Speeches from OSU graduations. All told, more than 400 commencement ceremonies have taken place at the university, starting back in 1878 when the first six people graduated from The Ohio State. A number of notable people have given Commencement… Continue Reading >

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The Happy Secret to Better Work

Psychologist Shawn Achor gave a hilarious and insightful talk at TEDxBloomington. In it, he shares ideas about what makes us happy and how to go about achieving happiness… Continue Reading >

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10 Best Commencement Addresses from Comedians

10. Jon Stewart @ William & Mary [2004] Good message on accepting that not everything will be perfect. 9. Tina Fey @ Fieldston High School [2008] Some great rules from improvisation and how it applies to life. (Video quality is not great, incomplete.) 8. Will Ferrell @ Harvard [2003] Scattered through the hilarity that is… Continue Reading >

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What I Learned on the Internet, Writing Edition

In many businesses, the most effective way to get something done is to put it in writing.  Business writing helps drive clarity and accountability, and gets things done.  Below are some tips from around ‘net to improve your writing. Note: This is part of the What I Learned on the Internet Series. Write Efficiently –… Continue Reading >

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