Jerry Seinfeld’s “Great” Speech

Jerry is very famous and rich. He can do and say whatever he wants. And so when he won a Clio, he gave a “truth” speech to the advertising industry . Here it is.

Notice how it generates conflict — with everyone. Is it useful? Well, I think there is a problem. The problem is not that the speech lacks cleverness. But it is mean hearted and gives no way for listeners to go beyond what he is saying. It is therefore moralistic rather than productive.

It falls into that category of great speeches that never should have been made.


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