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Fareed Zakaria Commencement Speech

What is the Earthly Use of a Liberal Arts Education?

Fareed Zakaria | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Fareed Zakaria

If you think this has no earthly use, ask Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. Bezos insists that his senior executives write memos -- often as long as six printed pages -- and begins senior management meetings with a period of quiet time -- sometimes as long as 30 minutes -- while everyone reads the memos and makes notes on them. Whatever you will do in life, the ability to write clearly, cleanly and -- I would add -- quickly will prove to be an invaluable skill. And it is, in many ways, the central teaching of a liberal education.

Were Fareed Zakaria's Harvard And Duke Commencement Speeches Identical?

Posted 06.08.2012 | College

Prominent CNN host Fareed Zakariais under fire and stands accused of giving identical commencement speeches at both Harvard University and Duke Univer...

Fareed Zakaria At Harvard: The Apollo Space Capsule Couldn't Even Tweet

Posted 05.29.2012 | College

Fareed Zakaria told graduates at Harvard University he was happy to receive a degree from the school in person, 19 years after he earned a Ph.D. Z...