It looks like Google executives are in high demand for graduation commencements seeing as how CEO Eric Schmidt spoke at the Carnegie Mellon graduation commencement on Saturday. Earlier this month, Google co-founder Larry Page spoke at the University of Michigan commencement.
Larry Page’s speech took a more personal approach where he talked about how his parents met and what was life like growing up in Michigan. Eric Schmidt decided to take an approach where he talks about the past, present, and future of technology.
What I liked about Larry Page’s speech is that many of the people that came from Michigan are very proud of where they come from especially because of the struggle that the state is having with unemployment rates. The automotive sector in Michigan carries a legacy and everyone in Michigan knows someone that is associated with that industry. This is why it made sense why Page focused on a more personal speech while Schmidt could focus on technology in Steel City (Pittsburgh).