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Guy Kawasaki Hindsights Speech

An interesting speech by Guy Kawasaki which he has given at many high schools / colleges. The key points he stresses are on (copied verbatim from his blog entry):


Yes, We Can

My ex-schoolmate Kishore is part of a club called "Toastmasters" in Infosys, where members give short speeches on various topics. Below is a speech given by him related to voting. And this has definitely come from the heart.

Yes, We can - By Kishore Kaluri.

So, What am I going to talk about ? I am not trying to be a Mr. Obama here. So, I am not going to take up “Yes, we can”. So, remove the YES. What is left ? “We can”. No no no, juggle the words a bit. “Can we ?”


Richard Dawkin's Letter To His Ten Year Old Daughter

Here is a letter by Richard Dawkins to his daughter, when she turned ten, about evidence, belief, tradition, rationalism, authority and revelation. It is slightly long but is definitely worth reading.

Dear Juliet,


Global Imbalance

Below is a speech given by CA M.R.Venkatesh titled "Global Imbalance - An imminent Dollar Crisis" . The interesting part is that this speech was given by the economist long back before the current financial crisis in the USA. This is a must watch for everyone as it gives insight into some of the reasons for the current state USA is in.


Keep The Spark

Inaugural Speech for the new batch at the Symbiosis BBA program 2008 by Chetan Bhagat


Sudha Murthy

Below is a very interesting story of the life of Sudha Murthy. If you don't know who Sudha Murthy is, then read till the end to find out.

It was probably the April of 1974. Bangalore was getting warm and gulmohars were blooming at the IISc campus. I was the only girl in my postgraduate department and was staying at the ladies' hostel. Other girls were pursuing research in different departments of Science.


Speech by Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan at Mumbai University

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan is a physician by training, a public servant by choice, and a democrat by conviction. He joined the IAS in 1980. During his 16 years of public service in various capacities, he had many accomplishments to his credit. He is still remembered fondly by the people of the districts he once worked for. In spite of an impressive personal achievement, Dr. JP’s experience in government convinced him that faulty governance process is the biggest hurdle in India’s path of progress.


Randy Pausch's Last Lecture - Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer, gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving talk, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.


Convocation address delivered by Dr.R.A.Mashelkar, Director General, CSIR, at the 4th Convocation of IIIT-H

Following is the (truly inspiring) convocation address delivered by Dr. R.A.
Mashelkar, Director General, CSIR, at the 4th Convocation of our institute on
20th August 2005.

"India's Future: "IT" as in "Indian Talent"

1. Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Hon.ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh,
Prof. Rajeev Sangal, Director, International Institute of Information
Technology, Hyderabad, proud graduates, their equally proud parents and
friends, all members of the family of IIIT, distinguished guests, ladies
and gentlemen.



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