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Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg to Harvard Grads: ‘Can You Click On an Ad or Two’
CNBC.com | May 23, 2012 | 05:07 PM EDT

Harvard Business School's graduating class was eager to hear what Sheryl Sandberg would say about Facebook's IPO , in her Class Day Speech at Harvard Business School.

(She graduated from Harvard back in 1995, when CEO Mark Zuckerberg was 11.)

But as expected she steered clear of any controversial issues -- no talk about the Nasdaq or the stock price . She talked quite a lot about working with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the premium both of them place on honesty and clear, simple communication.

In her closing thoughts of the twenty minute speech she finally referenced Facebook's IPO with a quip: "I wish for your four things, first keep in touch via facebook, this is critical to your future success, and we're public now so can you click on an ad or two when you're there?" The line drew laughs and applause.

Her other three wishes: that students speak and seek the truth, that they be true to their authentic selves, and that this generation accomplishes what hers has not-- a world where half the homes are run by men and half the institutions are run by women.

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