Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos offers advice for new graduates
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who graduated from Princeton in 1986 with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering, gave the Baccalaureate address to Princeton University's Class of 2010.
Bezos spoke to the Class of 2010 about the difference between choices and gifts. Cleverness, Bezos pointed out, is a gift, while being kind to others is a choice. One's character, he suggested, is reflected not in the gifts one is endowed with at birth but rather by the choices one makes over the course of a lifetime. Full transcript here.
Bezos was introduced by Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman.