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

Frederick M. O’Such on Wealth

You need to accumulate enough wealth to provide a good life for your family, educate your children, support worthwhile causes, amply provide for your retirement years, and leave something for your heirs. But that’s not the litmus test for success.

The real test is how well you are respected by your family, colleagues, employees, and friends. That respect is earned by your actions over long periods of time — not your balance sheet.

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