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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Guy Kawasaki's Hindsights

I just read a blog post, most of which consisted of a commencement address by Guy Kawasaki, and very much worth reading. In it, he gives the sort of advice that one gets from living a life beyond that of the student, still "preparing" for the world. Although I disagree with #10, I think the whole thing is well worth reading. I'd love it if you would leave comments here on the subject. I think each one of these points is worthy of discussion.

The summary is here, but you'll really need to read the whole thing to see what he means.

#10: Live off your parents as long as possible.
#9: Pursue joy, not happiness.
#8: Challenge the known and embrace the unknown.
#7: Learn to speak a foreign language, play a musical instrument, and play non-contact sports.
#6: Continue to learn.
#5: Learn to like yourself or change yourself until you can like yourself. #4: Don't get married too soon.
#3: Play to win and win to play.
#2: Obey the absolutes.
#1: Enjoy your family and friends before they are gone.