During this 2014–15 school year, colleges and universities are expected to award 1.0 million associate’s degrees; 1.8 million bachelor’s degrees; 821,000 master’s degrees; and 177,500 doctor’s degrees (source). Your next employees are among that number.

In acknowledgement of this graduation season, check out this superb collection of The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever. NPR has hand-picked a list of over 300 addresses going back to 1774. Search by name, school, date or theme. The list includes world leaders, business leaders, comedians, actors, astronauts, literati and more. Many are in video format, others in text. Whether you’re looking for an idea for brown bag lunches or need inspiration for a talk at your next team meeting, this compilation is worth a bookmark.

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