7. Define Yourself By What You Love
Tim Minchin Speaks at University of Western Australia Graduation. Transcript below video.
“Tim Minchin Occasional Address and Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters”
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Mr. Tim Minchin.
[Timothy David “Tim” Minchin]
In darker days, I did a corporate gig at a conference for this big company who made and sold accounting software. In a bid, I presume, to inspire their salespeople to greater heights, they’d forked out 12 grand for an Inspirational Speaker who was this extreme sports guy who had had a couple of his limbs frozen off when he got stuck on a ledge on some mountain. It was weird. Software salespeople, I think, need to hear from someone who has had a long, successful and happy career in software sales, not from an overly-optimistic, ex-mountaineer. Some poor guy who arrived in the morning hoping to learn about better sales technique ended up going…
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