Jeff Bezos’ Commencement Speech – ‘We are What We Choose’
Jeff Bezos is one of the most famous and successful on-line entrepreneurs in the world. The founder of the biggest retailer in the US – Amazon.com was invited in the Princeton University in 2010 to hold a speech for the graduating students. The latter will stay in history as one of the most influential and inspiring commencement speeches ever. One that all of us should listen to.
Bezos graduated from Princeton back in 1986 getting an electrical engineering and computer science degrees. The introduction was made by the president of the university Shirley M. Tilghman.
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The speech is about the important difference between gifts and choice we have to make. To be clever is a gift, while being polite with others is a choice you make. Your character is formed not by the gifts you have received at birth, but by the choices you make while living your life. We are what we choose!
If you would like to see a full transcript of the speech, you can have it right here: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S27/52/51O99/index.xml
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