Tag archives for success

  1. Luck or Passion?

    Preface: I wrote a post a while back titled: Lucky or Smart?  Along those same lines, I pose another question: Luck or Passion?  (hint: luck wins every time.) A very common piece of advice that keeps coming up, over and over again, is “follow your passion”[1].  While this advice is always well intentioned, and perhaps…

  2. Lucky or smart?

    When I was young, I was taught one universal truth: do well in school and you’ll be successful.  While it’s a nice simplistic view of the world, it’s not entirely accurate.  Let’s put that aside the fact that there are no universal truths for a second, and focus on the sentiment of the message: studying…

  3. Changing Tables and Inertia

    “I started to force myself to think again about what I wanted in poker, in business, in life, it was easy to get caught up and engrossed in what I was currently doing, and that made it easy to forget that I always had to the option to change tables.  Psychologically, it’s hard because of…

  4. A Surprising Thing About Graduate School

    Before I came to graduate school, I had this grand picture.  Here was an institute dedicated to the advancement of science and knowledge.  Researchers fervently working on the fringe of human knowledge in their particular subject matter.  Every topic somehow contributing to this grand scheme called human progress. It’s funny how we like to idealize…