[Book] Very Good Lives by J. K. Rowling

Very Good Lives (Little, Brown and Company, 2015)

In 2008, J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter series) delivered the commencement address at Harvard. Her words are captured in this small book with illustrations to punctuate certain ideas. I came across this book while browsing through Barnes & Noble this past weekend. 

She highlights in her address that years from now, the graduates will probably not remember what the speaker said, and she wants that to changes for them. Her wisdom identifies two principles we all can apply:

She highlights in her address that years from now, the graduates will probably not remember what the speaker said, and she wants that to changes for them. Her wisdom identifies two principles we all can apply:

  • Failure is not be feared
  • Imagination unlocks great potential

J. K. Rowling highlights some of her failures or rock bottoms that led to her greatest achievements. This book is a quick and easy read, but I caution you not to blow through it too quickly. These nuggets of wisdom are powerful, and if you let it, they might even unlock hidden potential in you.

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