Dave Cornthwaite is an Adventurer, Speaker, Author and founder of Say Yes More.
Amongst other things he has paddleboarded the length of the Mississippi, skateboarded across Australia, swum 1001 miles, written three books, stayed awake for 72 hours in a row without turning crazy, and for years has tried in vain to get Nutella to sponsor his adventures. But will he give up? Never!
Jon Lovett’s commencement speech for the 2013 graduating class of Pitzer College isn’t your typical commencement, but it’s exactly how they all should be. Funny, insightful, hopeful and brutally honest. Here are my favourite quotes:
‘One of the greatest threats we face is, simply, bullshit.’
‘There is a lot that you don’t know that you don’t know’
‘Sometimes you’re going to be inexperienced, naive, untested and totally right’
’ All you have to do is avoid BS’ing yourself, whatever you do’ - Jon Lovett