“The Mundane Advice of Commencement Speeches” [The Atlantic]

U.S. Defense Secretary Gates delivers the commencement address during the Kaiserslautern High School graduation ceremony in Kaiserslautern

The Wall Street Journal‘s most popular article at the moment is “10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won’t Tell You,” by Charles Wheelan. And with reason. In general, it’s an excellent warning against the pitfalls of hypercompetition. But it’s also a reminder of how conventional unconventional wisdom has become.

Commencement speech backlash is starting to become a thing. (Link to WSJ article)

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