CEO Shantanu Narayen’s Commencement Address at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business

May 25, 2012

On Saturday, May 19, Adobe’s CEO Shantanu Narayen delivered the commencement address at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley to MBA graduates, family, friends, faculty and staff. Check out the video and text of his speech on the Adobe Corporate Blog.

As the core of his message, Shantanu shared three secrets to thriving in the midst of constant change:

1) The answer isn’t in a spreadsheet (rely on your gut)

2) Know your Zen (understand and stay true to yourself)

3) Surround yourself with people smarter than you (build a team that brings out your best)

Through the course of the address, Shantanu also reflected on his own Haas graduation and shared the advice that Adobe co-founder John Warnock gave him when he took the CEO job: “If you don’t like your job, you have only one person to blame.”

Congratulations to all the Haas MBA graduates!