It is often said, in one way or another, that the key to success is a willingness to fail, because only by taking risks, not accepting the common wisdom or status quo can you be sufficiently different to be have the chance tosucceed.

J.K.Rowling is possibly the most successful author of the last 50 years, not only on her own behalf, but her creation Harry Potter, spawned a whole new genre of stories, and yet,  she was for a long time a “failure”

Now she is sharing her experience with Harvard graduates, usually associated with extravagant success in a commencement speech, not to be missed.