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Dear Grads: Don't Lie. And Don't Be Miffed If Someone Messes Up Your Name

Here are a few of the messages delivered by globally-minded speakers to members of the Class of 2018.
Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke to the Class of 2018 at Harvard. If you have trouble pronouncing her name, she told the graduates, she is forgiving — as long as it was an honest mistake and not out of malice. Source: Paul Marotta

As members of the Class of 2018 get their diplomas, they're also getting lots of advice from commencement speakers. Here at Goats and Soda, we're especially interested in global angles. So we listened to many commencement speeches, were duly inspired and found four relevant excerpts to offer up.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Half of a Yellow Sun, spoke at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

"If I were asked the title of my address to you today, I would say: Above all else, do not lie.

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