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Life’s lessons from Andy Petery (HBS class 1963)

ANDY PETERY Life is about change. You must embrace the future and learn from each triumph and tragedy, forever determined to move onward and upward. Do not be a bystander. Make taking risks intelligently part of your repertoire. Contemplate your failures more than your successes — not to lament where you fell short, but to […]

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Life advice from Bill Agee (HBS class 1963)

BILL AGEE It has been said, “Happiness is achieved not by having what we want — but by wanting what we have.” This is precisely where I find myself at this time in my life. Certain practical lessons I have learned could possibly be helpful to others: First, I would recommend postponing marriage and children […]

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Life Lessons from Harvard business school class of 1963

Amazing list of life lessons from HBS present on this awesome site. “My obituary will probably include a host of awards, high positions, and achievements, — and I’m proud of them. But there is a certain joy that surpasses all understanding. I would like to have found that.” “Mistakes I’ve made:GreedDishonestySelf-delusionLack of an ethical compass“ […]

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Lessons learnt!

One night, I opened my diary and started writing “Rules to live by” – basically some principles or learnings that have served me well. This is with the hope that tomorrow if my son doesn’t see me when he grows up, he can read these as second best option. I realized I gave similar lessons […]

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Startup life so far …

Thought would capture current thoughts in my head for posterity about startup because later on story always gets muddy! Positives of startup: No ceiling – you are only limited by your time, creativity and everything around you. Direct feedback – tight feedback loop from your environment. You quickly know what’s working or not working. No […]

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Next chapter in life! 

After 14 years at Google, yesterday was my last day. I had decided to leave Google and start my own startup. It’s been interesting past few months. Bittersweet to say the least because I practically grew up in Google. Google was my first job after graduating and I stayed there for 14 years. I kept […]

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Vision and Execution

Here is a great thread from Sam Altman that I found very relatable. Some good advice for anyone trying to start something from scratch. Here are excerpts: ” It’s common to have vision; it’s rare to have plans. Even fewer people are willing/able to actually execute on plans. People who have a bold vision, specific plans, and […]

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Hello Ricardo!

Hello Ricardo! Thank you for forcing me to add a post. 🙂 Will try to update site more regularly than before with hopefully some more helpful articles. Since last post, here are some of things that I have been learning (personal, don’t really post about work stuff here): got busy with Stock algo trading. deploying […]

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Happy New Year 2016

Wishing all of you a very happy and prosperous new year – 2016. May all your dreams come true this year. 🙂

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