This Month’s Philosopher: Emily Reid, WG’15
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If I knew then what I know now, I would have...
studied abroad in college. I think I’ve made up for it with my Wharton travels, but I’m sure it would have been amazing!
If I knew then what I know now, I would NOT have...
let my self-confidence hold me back – I hope to continue to find compassion for the little mistakes that come with life and bring more confidence into my work.
- “A good leader is always learning. The great leaders start learning young and continue until their last breath.” ~ Bill Walsh
- “One of the really important lessons for all industries that I took away from the work during the financial crisis—it applies to all industries in good times and bad—is: What are the unintended consequences of everything we’re doing, and how do we each stay ahead of those?” ~ Ruth Porat, CFO of Alphabet
- “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the 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. This is to have succeeded.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
[Book] Chasing My Cure
If you haven’t heard the story of our fellow HCM alumnus, David Fajgenbaum (WG’15), now is the time. David has faced death 5 times and is here to stay and inspire - sharing lessons on life and hope in finding a cure - not just for his rare disease but thousands of others. He’s recently identified a drug that is extending his life, a drug that was developed 25 years ago but no one had thought to try it. How many cures already exist that we have yet to uncover?
- [Article] The New Yorker: “The Family that Built an Empire of Pain”
In light of recent settlements, this 2017 article is a great throwback to uncovering the history of Purdue Pharma and the origins of physician marketing.
- [Podcast] Vergecast: Is Facebook ready for 2020?
I thought this was a great interview of Alex Stamos, Director of Stanford’s Internet Observatory and former Chief Security Officer for Facebook. Stamos was at Facebook during the Cambridge Analytica scandal, so the discussion covers a lot of what was going on at Facebook then and a look towards the future for tech companies.
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