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你知道这个只做了一半的演讲是谁的杰作么?

发布者: soso | 发布时间: 2006-1-14 10:19| 查看数: 5524| 评论数: 2|

"Graduates of Yale University, I apologize if you have endured <br>this type of prologue before, but I want you to do something for <br>me. Please, take a good look around you. Look at the classmate on <br>your left. Look at the classmate on your right.
Now, consider this: five years from now, 10 years from now, even <br>thirty years from now, odds are the person on your left is going to be a <br>loser. The person on your right, meanwhile, will also be a loser. <br>And you, in the middle? What can you expect? Loser. Loserhood. <br>Loser Cum Laude. In fact, as I look out before me today, I don't <br>see a thousand hopes for a bright tomorrow. I don't see a <br>thousand future leaders in a thousand industries. I see a <br>thousand losers. You're upset. That's understandable. After all, <br>how can I,Lawrence "Larry" Ellison, college dropout, have the <br>audacity to spout such heresy to the graduating class of one of <br>the nation's most prestigious institutions?
I'll tell you why. Because I, Lawrence "Larry" Ellison, second <br>richest man on the planet, am college dropout, and you are not. <br>Because Bill Gates, richest man on the planet-for now anyway-is a <br>college dropout, and you are not. Because Paul Allen, the third <br>richest man on the planet, dropped out of college, and you did <br>not. And for good measure, because Michael Dell, No.9 on the list and moving up <br>fast, is a college dropout, and you, yet again, are not.
Hmm ... you're very upset. That's understandable. So let me stroke <br>your Egos for a moment by pointing out, quite sincerely, that your <br>diplomas were not attained in vain. Most of you, I imagine, have <br>spent four to five years here, and in many ways what you've <br>learned and endured will serve you well in the years ahead. <br>You've established good work habits. You've established a network of people that <br>will help you down the road. And you've established what will be <br>lifelong relationships with the word "therapy." All that of is good.
For in truth, you will need that network. You will need those <br>strong work habits. You will need that therapy. You will need them <br>because you didn't drop out, and so you will never be among the <br>richest people in the world. Oh sure, you may, perhaps, work your <br>way up to #10 or #11, like Steve Ballmer. But then, I don't have <br>to tell you who he really works for, do I? And for the record, he dropped out of <br>grad school. Bit of a late bloomer.
Finally, I realize that many of you, and hopefully by now most of <br>you, Are wondering, "Is there anything I can do? Is there any hope <br>for me at all? Actually, no. It's too late. You've absorbed too <br>much, think you know too much. You're not 9 anymore. You have a <br>built-in cap,and I'm not referring to the mortarboards on your <br>heads.
Hmm ... you're really very upset. That's understandable. So <br>perhaps this Could be a good time to bring up the silver lining. Not for you, <br>Class of '00. You are a write-off, so I'll let you slink off to <br>your pathetic $200,000-a-year jobs, where your cheques will be signed by <br>former classmates who dropped out two years ago. Instead, I want to give <br>hope to any underclassmen here today. I say to you, and I can't <br>stress this enough: leave. Pack your things and your ideas and don't come <br>back. Drop out. Start up. For I can tell you that a cap and gown <br>will keep you down just as surely as these security guards <br>dragging me off this stage are keeping me down..."  
[此贴子已经被作者于2006-1-14 10:23:39编辑过]


最新评论

samin 发表于 2006-1-19 14:29:54
Lawrence "Larry" Ellison is not his name??<BR>he said:Because I, Lawrence "Larry" Ellison, second <BR>richest man on the planet, am college dropout, and you are not.
It is great speech
gch126 发表于 2006-10-25 22:10:14
<p>世界第二富有的人,</p>
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