This Month’s Philosopher: Roman Rubio, WG'03
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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.
- “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
- 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.
- “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
- 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Noah Harari
- Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize Winner
- 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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