[00:10.41]members of the Harvard Corporation and the Board of Overseers,
[00:15.39]members of the faculty, parents, and especially the graduates:
[00:21.40]I've been waiting more than 30 years to say this:
[00:27.30]"Dad, I always told you I'd come back and get my degree."
[00:32.08]I want to thank Harvard for this honor.
[00:48.34]I'll be changing my job next year...
[00:50.18]and it will be nice to finally have a college degree on my resume.
[00:57.55]I applaud the graduates for taking a much more direct route to your degrees.
[01:04.19]For my part, I'm just happy that the Crimson has called me "Harvard's most successful dropout."
[01:13.17]I guess that makes me valedictorian of my own special class...
[01:18.21]I did the best of everyone who failed.
[01:20.33]But I also want to be recognized as the guy who got Steve Ballmer to drop out of business school.
[01:30.54]I'm a bad influence.
[01:41.06]That's why I was invited to speak at your graduation.
[01:46.02]If I had spoken at your orientation, fewer of you might be here today.