If I Knew Then Advice on careers, finance, and life from Harvard Business School's Class of 1963

Mike Schoettle on Wealth

When we graduated from the Harvard Business School, the priorities were Money, Power and Position. I had misgivings about this, and remember writing on the blackboard these words by William Wordsworth: Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.

I think the most important idea of success is the contribution you make to others, and this cannot be quantified. What you give is much more important than what you get. Following your values will lead to a much “richer” life.

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