It's been almost two weeks since I graduated from Columbia Business School, and while it felt surreal, exciting and yet anticlimactic, a definite highlight of the ceremony was Sallie Krawcheck's commencement speech. A graduate of CBS herself, Sallie has had a pretty diverse career path and overcame obstacles that probably would have couched others.
Below is a link to the transcript, very worthy of a read.
" I have a friend, Vernice Armour, who asks a question that I always love: “What's your gutsy move?”
I would add to that, on this day of graduation and new beginnings: “What's your impact going to be? What's your meaning and purpose? What’s your point of difference? What’s your gutsy move?” "