In 2012, J.K. Rowling, the notoriously private author of the Harry Potter series, dropped off the Forbes billionaires list as a result of her generous charitable donations. Her 2008 Harvard University commencement address gives a glimpse into the mind of this celebrated philanthropist and creator. With self-deprecating wit, Rowling shares wisdom gleaned from her personal and professional life and credits her success to a blend of failure and imagination. getAbstract believes Rowling’s eloquent, sincere speech will inspire anyone who has led an overly sheltered life to take action to improve the world.
In this summary, you will learn
- What author J.K. Rowling learned from failure,
- Why imagination is critical to empathy and
- Why humans have a responsibility to tap into their imaginations to improve the world.
About the Speaker
Novelist and philanthropist J.K. Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter series.