Convocation Speeches

R . Gopalkrishnan shares his learnings and advice to students through his Convocation Speeches.

September 20, 2017

Managing Expectations and Career

The points mentioned are relevant at all the time for all people of all generations from all walks of life. There is a Thai saying that experience is a comb which Nature gives to man after he is bald. As I grow bald, I would like to share my comb with you.
September 20, 2017

Learning to Live and Living to Learn

Published on 11-10-03

Experience is a comb which Nature gives to man after he is bald!  But all bald men are not old men.  Nani Palkhivala once circulated a quotation about how youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind.  Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years.
August 19, 2017

SPEECH AT ITM, MUMBAI

Published on 19-8-17

Convocation speeches definitely require to inspire young graduating students; if possible, they should also instruct the young people in some way (s); if at all possible further, convocation speeches should induct some memorable stories.
July 24, 2016

Companions of your career—the 4 A’s (TSM Madurai)

Published on 24-7-16

I am delighted to have been invited to be a part of this very important milestone in your careers and lives. My hearty congratulations to the graduating class, the parents and well-wishers and, above all, the teachers and staff of IIM Ranchi.
March 29, 2016

Companions of your career—the 4 A’s (IIM Ranchi)

Published on 29-3-2016

I am delighted to have been invited to be a part of this very important milestone in your careers and lives. My hearty congratulations to the graduating class, the parents and well-wishers and, above all, the teachers and staff of IIM Ranchi.
March 21, 2015

Convocation IIMU

Published on 21-3-15

I feel deeply honored to be invited to deliver the convocation address at this great institute, which bears promise as a national institution of significance.
March 17, 2015

Convocation Speech IIMK

Published on 17-3-15

At this Convocation, I wish to focus upon only two messages: first, it is good to be angry, a sort of positive anger. Second, it is not good to ever lose hope.
December 14, 2013

Convocation Navarachna

Published on 14-12-13

Ignoring for a moment the by-election results of last week, we Indians seem to have a sense of gloom and doom with respect to India’s economic situation. 
August 5, 2012

CONVOCATION SPEECH: NORTHPOINT CENTER OF LEARNING

Published on 5-8-2012

The mission of this wonderful B-School is “to promote business success by empowering managers and young professionals with updated knowledge and decision-making skills.”