The Philosopher’s Corner

This Month’s Philosopher: Roman Rubio, WG'03 
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Roman-Rubio-Headshot.pngLIFE LESSONS
If I knew then what I know now, I would have...

spent more time outdoors with nature and traveled to other countries earlier to gain alternate and equally valid perspectives from people and cultures around the world.

If I knew then what I know now, I would NOT have...

been so conservative with the timing of my career choices.



  1. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”  ~ Barack Obama
  2. To laugh often and much;
    To win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children;
    To earn the appreciation of honest critics
    And endure the betrayal of false friends;
    To appreciate beauty;
    To find the best in others;
    To leave the world a bit better,
    Whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
    to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
    That is to have succeeded.
    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    This is the poem given to us as we graduated from Wharton and which I have carried with me and hung in each of my offices throughout my career. 
  3. “Whatever you do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
    ~ German playwright and thinker Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



  1. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Noah Harari
  2. Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize Winner
  3. Barking up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Barker


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