Commencement 2010: Goodbye B-School, Hello World

A recipe for the perfect business school graduation speech calls for reflection on the past, contemplation of the future, and a pinch of nostalgia, all delivered by a speaker who motivates and inspires graduates with a compelling personal story and informed insights. For the Class of 2010, the expectations are even higher. In a year marred by a global economic crisis that has everyone wondering about the merits of MBAs and Wall Street in general, an oil spill that puts big business in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons again, a floundering Europe, a resurgence of terrorism, and uncertainties about the world's future, business graduates are looking for guidance as never before.

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