Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Conan's commencement speech is really for us old folks

If you haven't seen it yet, find 25 minutes in your day and watch Conan O'Brien's Dartmouth Commencement speech from last week.
It's as funny as you might expect. But it's also raw - you just need to stay with it until the end. Conan lays out his passion for comedy and how it took failure for him to reinvent himself. It's brilliant. And it's very likely advice that means nothing to these twenty two year-olds. It's a speech that is written for us 30/40 year-olds. The folks that have had enough jobs to know what we don't want, but may still be searching for our true passions and goals.