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College graduates accumulate plenty of advice – mostly irrelevant, trite platitudes – as they prepare to depart their alma maters. However, venture capitalist Ben Horowitz, a Columbia graduate, presents the Columbia Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science’s class of 2015 with life tips of a more unconventional nature. getAbstract believes his counsel will resonate with all today’s students, including scholars at the University of Life.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why it is difficult to think for yourself,
  • Why following your passion may not be the best path and
  • Why the current generation of graduates has the potential to be the greatest yet.
 

About the Speaker

Columbia University graduate Ben Horowitz co-founded venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.

 

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In 1984, Columbia University student Ben Horowitz realized he wanted to major in computer science. He was excited to share his epiphany with friends, but they mocked his choice, claiming that computer science was merely a trade and that he should study something more substantial. That experience taught...

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