My time in high school
Attended high school in the
Overall high school experience
Grades in high school
A's and B's. I was a good student, but not great.
Math. I think I didn't care about it, but I'm not sure why.
Sports / Recreation
Life since high school
Attended college / university at
Post-graduate education or training
After college, I worked in investment banking in New York, then consulting all over, and now I'm in law school across the street from PALY at Stanford.
Places lived in US
California, New York
Places lived outside the US
Yes. I worked in Rome, Italy for a while.
Current occupations / past occupations
Currently, I'm a consultant and law student.
Industries I've worked in
- Finance and Insurance
- Management of Companies and Enterprises
Did your education prepare you for your career or occupation?
Has your education or career/occupation trajectory ever changed? How?
Absolutely. No one, including myself, could have predicted what I would become based on who I was or how well I did in high school. People change, so it's best to work - but not stress - hard as you grow!
A little introspection...
To me, being successful means...
My definition of success has changed over time.
I used to focus mostly on academic and financial success. But that matters less and less as you get older. Success as happiness (a measure that comprises love, friendship, leisure, good and interesting work, etc.) is my focus now.
My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
Doing fascinating work, learning fascinating things, befriending and spending time with fascinating people, and, perhaps most importantly, becoming best friends with my family.
My biggest mistake or regret so far and what I’ve learned from it
Not spending enough time with certain family members. From this, I learned that absolutely nothing else matters as much. Nothing.
An unexpected event that significantly changed my life and how it impacted me
The deaths of my father and brother. When something like that happens, there are two general paths one can take. One can let the pain consume all and go down. Or one can act and shape how you want the experience to change you, for the better. I think I went down the latter path. I took from each of my father and brother something I loved about them, that I did not have, and tried to copy it. I'm a much better person today for doing so. And I hope to keep doing it!
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