“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”

This is a hardcore quote from Horrace Mann who said this at a college graduation ceremony. Not everyone will agree with it. I suspect everyone has the desire to do something great and leave their mark on this world, but most don’t end up doing anything. And oftentimes it is very hard to change anything.… Continue reading “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”

The only real test of intelligence is if you get what you want out of life

There are many definitions of intelligence and this is something I think about often, especially from the point of view of artificial intelligence. From the point of view of society, I love this quote from Naval Ravikant: “The only real test of intelligence is if you get what you want out of life.” From this… Continue reading The only real test of intelligence is if you get what you want out of life

Prepare for every meeting you attend

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” — Benjamin Franklin In modern companies, meetings are one of the main ways you work, communicate, and make progress. This is especially true for technology companies and white-collar work. Meetings can be very painful to people because they may be thought of as a waste of… Continue reading Prepare for every meeting you attend