Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers


Commencement Speeches 2014: Quotes

“Don’t wait to be invited to important meetings or … to work on crucial assignments. Instead, do what it takes to ensure that you’re at the middle of your business. Speak up. Volunteer. Show your enthusiasm. Knock on doors.”

—Mary Barra

CEO, General Motors (GM)

University of Michigan

“When you are chided for your naïveté—and you will be—remind your critics that an amateur built the ark and experts built the Titanic.”

—Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos quarterback

University of Virginia

“The real joy in life comes from giving. It comes from service. It comes from doing things for other people. That is what is so powerful about this. Nothing will make you happier than giving.”

—Marc Benioff


University of Southern California

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you don’t.”

—Bill Nye

The Science Guy

University of Massachusetts at Lowell

“No one is going to take you to the front of the line unless you push your way to the front of the line.”

—Sean “Diddy” Combs

Music mogul and CEO, Sean John Clothing

Howard University

“You are graduating today as the most diverse class in Yale’s long history. Or, as they call it in the NBA, Donald Sterling’s worst nightmare.”

—John Kerry

U.S. Secretary of State

Yale University

“What’s next for me? I don’t know, so I’m in exactly the same boat as many of you. And like you, I’m a little scared but also excited.”

—Jill Abramson

Former executive editor, The New York Times

Wake Forest University

“Focus on signal over noise. A lot of companies get confused; they spend money on things that don’t actually make the product better.”

—Elon Musk

CEO, Tesla Motors (TSLA) and SpaceX

University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business (undergraduate)

“When this ceremony is over, but you’re still in that gown, let [your families] hug you. … They will look back on today and say, ‘That was one of the happiest days of my life.’ You will look back on today and say, ‘Did I really think that was an OK way to wear my hair?’ ”

—Sheryl Sandberg

Chief operating officer, Facebook (FB)

City Colleges of Chicago

“The only thing that is assured is that we are going to live in a world where we cannot escape each other.”

—Bill Clinton

Former U.S. president

New York University Abu Dhabi

“There is an unfortunate myth that success is mainly determined by something called ability. But research indicates that our best measures of these qualities are unreliable predictors of performance in academics or employment.”

—Janet Yellen

Federal Reserve Chair

New York University

“A great team, great energy, and great hard work will never make up for a bad idea.”

—Steve Ballmer

Former CEO, Microsoft (MSFT)

University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business (graduate)

Zlomek is a reporter for Bloomberg News in New York.

blog comments powered by Disqus