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The Champion

Text of J.K. Rowling’s speech

‘The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination’

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By J.K. Rowling, Copyright J.K. Rowling

from http://www.craigsbooks.wordpress.com

In short…

the importance of failure
the importance of imagination – let it work for you
 
walking is someone elses shoes- empathise with others

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Text as delivered.

President Faust, members of the Harvard Corporation and the Board of Overseers, members of the faculty, proud parents, and, above all, graduates.

The first thing I would like to say is ‘thank you.’ Not only has Harvard given me an extraordinary honour, but the weeks of fear and nausea I have endured at the thought of giving this commencement address have made me lose weight. A win-win situation! Now all I have to do is take deep breaths, squint at the red banners and convince myself that I am at the world’s largest Gryffindor reunion.

Delivering…

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