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Lance Gokongwei Recalls How He and His Siblings Worked Their Way From the Bottom

"I worked harder than anybody else to prove that I wasn't just the son of the boss"

On April 30, 2019, JG Summit Holdings Inc. President and CEO Lance Gokongwei left the graduating class of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela inspired with anecdotes of how he and his siblings independently worked their way to the top. In his ...

by Hannah Lazatin for  | May 04, 2019 08:00:00
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From Oprah Winfrey to Tim Cook, Leaders Offer Gems of Wisdom to the Class of 2018

Inspiration from luminaries and leaders of the world

It’s commencement season, which means that a whole new crop of newly minted adults are headed into the workplace, or maybe on the verge of starting the next big thing that will change the world. Luminaries from the worlds of business, politics, ...

by Nina Zipkin  | May 27, 2018 02:00:00
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Get Inspired By Tim Cook's 2018 Duke University Commencement Speech

The Apple CEO exhorted graduates to be fearless in pushing the world forward.

 Hello, Blue Devils! It’s great to be back.It’s an honor to stand before you—both as your commencement speaker and a fellow Duke graduate.I earned my degree from the Fuqua School in 1988. In preparing for this speech, I reached out to one ...

by Entrepreneur US Staff  | May 21, 2018 08:00:00
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Starbucks's Former CEO Shares His Inspiring Journey From Public Housing to Success

Watch this video and learn the simple idea that drives this innovative leader.

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz delivered the commencement address at Arizona State University on May 8. Here is the video (his remarks start 43 minutes in) followed by the full transcript of his speech:Thank you, President Crow, for that generous introduction. I ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 13, 2017 12:00:00
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Here's how you can embody the strength, leadership of Sheryl Sandberg

‘Resilience is learned, not a born trait,’ says the Facebook COO.

 “I’ve never spoken about this publicly before. It’s hard,” Sheryl Sandberg said about her husband’s unexpected death one year and 13 days after the fact to the audience of graduates at this year’s commencement ceremony at University of California, Berkeley.She went on to say, ...

by Carolyn Sun  | June 16, 2016 12:00:00
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Steven Spielberg: 'Listen to your internal whisper'

In his Harvard U commencement speech, the 3-time Oscar winning director shares life's lessons and dares graduates to make the world better.

Thank you, thank you, President Faust, and Paul Choi, thank you so much.It’s an honor and a thrill to address this group of distinguished alumni and supportive friends and kvelling parents. We’ve all gathered to share in the joy of this day, ...

by Entrepreneur US Staff  | June 08, 2016 09:00:00
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Inspirational quotes from 2016 commencement speakers

From Barack Obama to Sheryl Sandberg, these quotes will inspire the college kid in you.

Newly minted graduates must make difficult decisions and navigate problems their parents and grandparents never anticipated. But they have more opportunities to do great things than any class or generation in history. To help new grads rise to their challenges and responsibilities, ...

by Lydia Belanger  | May 19, 2016 11:00:00
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8 'greatest' commencement quotes from business leaders

Once in a while, hopeful graduates get a speaker who's not only entertaining but also drops wisdom like a grenade and brings hungover graduates out of their seats.

Commencement speeches are not typically renowned for their riveting content or brevity, but, once in a while, hopeful graduates get a speaker who is not only entertaining but also drops wisdom like a grenade and brings hungover graduates out of their seats.These ...

by Carolyn Sun  | March 30, 2016 07:00:00