If I Knew Then Advice on careers, finance, and life from Harvard Business School's Class of 1963
Henry A. Gilbert
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Children pay most attention to what you say with your feet, rather than your mouth.
Success and wealth are being a lover and being loved.
Success is using your tools and powers to enhance the lives and success of others.
Success is capitalizing on economic opportunities yet treating others with over-reaching kindness.
I too easily accepted advice of professionals (lawyers, accountants, etc.) when their advice led to an easier or more financially advantageous path, when this ran contrary to my instincts.
- Professional advisors usually tell you what they think you want to hear, rather than offer dispassionate counsel.
- Health, of course, is everything.
- Kindness is a path to good health and happiness.
- Treat your body to exercise for an hour each day, every day.
- Appreciate the great wonder of a loving wife, children and grandchildren.
With regard to money, I’ve always wanted enough. “Enough” has somehow managed to be there.
- You only keep what you share.
- Faith broadens — even greatly broadens — vision.
- The best expression of my personal equanimity is in my relationship with my wife and loved ones.
- Personal spirituality is a gift. It touches all we touch. It is [almost] visible.
- Walk every day.
- Lower your sugar and carb intake.
- Stay engaged.
- Keep “working.”
- Balance everything.
- Reach out to family and friends.