JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure

A truly inspiring and timeless Harvard Commencement speech by J.K. Rowling.  My favorite line, “It is impossible to live without failing at something.  Unless you lived so cautiously that you might as well have not lived at all, in which case you fail by default.”

length: 20 minutes

J.K. Rowling, author of the best-selling Harry Potter book series, delivers her Commencement Address, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination,” at the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association. (via harvardmagazine.com)