This morning I was listening to Chase Jarvis’ podcast with Tim Ferriss. It was a great podcast episode, you can also watch it on Creative Live . Tim Ferriss mentioned Neil Gaiman’s 2012 commencement speech to the University of the Arts (Philadelphia) graduating class of 2012. I watched it, and decided to share it with you. If you have 20 minutes you can spare, listen to this video. His message is valuable not only to artistic people; many of his ideas could be used by anyone. (Neil Gaiman is a British novelist – American Gods, Stardust, Coraline, etc. You can find many of his books on Neil Gaiman Books style= .)

One of my favorite quotes from the speech: