Star Pomp

The celebrity commencement address has become the must-have topper of the academic year ever since that "sunscreen" speech became the stuff of (urban) legend. The big headliner is almost mandatory in the Ivy League, and the big names come from near and far to inspire the young and hopeful. Since college students make up a considerable portion of Scribd's user-base, most of these addresses are published right away, and its interesting to compare and contrast the approaches of, say, Bill Gates and Conan O'Brien.

Bill Gates:

Steve Jobs:

Conan O'Brien: