Wheelan on What Commencement Speakers Never Say (Minnesota Public Radio)


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Wheelan, a visiting professor in the Department of Economics, has included the advice he gave during his speech last year in his new book, 10½ Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said. In an interview with Minnesota Public Radio’s The Daily Circuit, Wheelan explained that prior to writing his speech, he asked himself, “What do I really wish, as I was sitting in the very same place that these students will be sitting, that somebody had said to me. That was the nature of my unconventional advice.”

Listen to the story, broadcast on 6/11/2012 by Minnesota Public Radio’s The Daily Circuit.

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