The Philosopher’s Corner

This month's philosopher: John Barkett, WG'09 
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Column Editor: Z. Colette Edwards, WG’84, MD’85
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Barkett-photo.pngLife Lessons:

  • If I knew then what I know now. I would have ...been not afraid of failing.
  • If I knew then what I know now, I would not have ...procrastinated.


Favorite Quotes:

  1. “Be careful what you do, because a lie becomes the truth.” ~ Michael Jackson
  2. "A sense of humor is a measurement of the extent to which we realize that we are trapped in a world almost totally devoid of reason. Laughter is how we express the anxiety we feel at this knowledge.” ~ Dave Barry
  3. “To say goodbye is to die a little.” ~ Raymond Chandler


Recommended Reading:

  • The Bell Curve, by Atul Gawande
  • Alice, Off the Page, by Calvin Trillin
  • My Favorite Simple Roast Chicken, by Thomas Keller


Contact John at:
Director of Policy Affairs, Exchange Solutions
Willis Towers Watson 
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