Harvard Commencement speaker Mark Zuckerberg asks Bill Gates for advice | Summary and Q&A

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Harvard Commencement speaker Mark Zuckerberg asks Bill Gates for advice

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Summary

In this video, the speaker mentions being invited to give the commencement address at Harvard and reminisces about attending a previous commencement ceremony. They discuss the perks of receiving an honorary degree, and the speaker asks for help in preparing their speech.

Questions & Answers

Q: Did you receive an invitation to give the commencement address at Harvard this year?

Yes, I just got invited to give the commencement address at Harvard this year.

Q: Did you attend a previous commencement ceremony at Harvard?

Yes, I attended a commencement ceremony at Harvard ten years ago when Priscilla graduated.

Q: Did you enjoy giving the commencement address ten years ago?

Yes, I enjoyed giving the commencement address, even though it happened 30 years later than I was originally supposed to.

Q: Do you actually receive a degree when you give the commencement address at Harvard?

Yes, when you give the commencement address at Harvard, they actually give you a degree, even if you didn't graduate from the university.

Q: Do you have to attend classes to receive this honorary degree?

No, you don't have to attend classes to receive the honorary degree. You simply put it on your resume and it looks great.

Q: Do you need assistance in preparing your speech for the commencement address?

Yes, I would appreciate your help in figuring out what I'm going to say during the commencement address.

Q: Do you have any suggestions for where we can work on the speech together?

Yes, we can go get some more snacks and work on the speech together.

Q: Will you get to wear the traditional graduation cap during the commencement address?

Yes, I will get to wear the graduation hat during the commencement address.

Q: Should you wear anything underneath the graduation robe?

No, it's a tradition to not wear anything underneath the graduation robe.

Takeaways

The speaker has been invited to give the commencement address at Harvard, which they previously attended for another commencement ceremony. It is mentioned that honorary degrees are given to speakers and do not require actual attendance or completion of coursework. The speaker seeks assistance in preparing their speech, and the video ends with a lighthearted remark about the tradition of not wearing anything under the graduation robe.

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