Today, Brad Smith, Microsoft’s General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs, gave the commencement speech for winter graduation at Washington State University. 

Brad spoke about the importance of seizing every opportunity by fully committing yourself to your endeavors, how innovation and new ideas are the catalyst to move not only the state of Washington, but the country forward, and the need for everyone to make a commitment to community involvement. 

Below is the speech in full: