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. MBA graduates, family, friends, faculty and staff gathered in the Greek Theatre for the event. You can check out the video and text of his speech online.
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 shared a number of personal and Adobe stories, from the downpour at his own Haas graduation through 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!
Adobe is pleased to be part of the Invest in America Alliance, led by Intel, which aims to further anchor the nation’s competitiveness through long-term investment in industries and talent poised to produce the next breakthroughs in technology innovation. Participating in the Alliance directly aligns with our ongoing commitment to university recruiting and our ability to meet our goal of having new college grads make up 10-15% of our overall hiring.
Although we recently completed our on-campus recruiting efforts for the 2009-10 school year, we are still actively recruiting for both new college grad and intern positions (technical, non-technical and MBA). Check out the Careers section of Adobe.com and choose “University” in the Job Field drop-down to see the positions we are currently looking to fill.
And, look for us next fall on campuses such as Brown, BYU, Cal Poly SLO, Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Washington and University of Utah as well as at the Stanford, Haas, Kellogg, Wharton and Harvard business schools.