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“The Fringe Benefits of Failure”

The Harvard Commencement Speech by Harry Potter author,
J.K. Rowling

In 2008 J.K. Rowling joined the celebrated ranks of US president John F. Kennedy, UK PM Winston Churchill, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and entrepreneur, talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

Her Harvard Commencement Speech has been called one of the most inspiring and moving in the event’s 185 year history.

The struggles she endured getting Harry into print are well known and documented. But what you’ll see here will surprise you.

It’s the story of defining, sometimes harrowing, events in her life after her own graduation 21 years earlier. You’ll learn what moulded her and the painfully won lessons of experience.

Watch and see how the power of imagination is so much more than the ability to conjure up a wizard story.

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