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

Charley Ellis on Life's Lessons

If I’d known back in ’63 what seems so clear to me now, I’d have been far more deliberate and selective (or selfish or less democratic) in how my time was allocated: concentrating more time with the people I admire most, concentrating time and treasure doing more of the activities I’ve found most rewarding, concentrating investments in outstanding companies, spending more time in great art museums, and being far more careful to avoid “character-free” characters.

The secret of life is to get lucky and stay there — and make the most of it every day.

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