I had an interesting meeting with a person about a two weeks ago. The medical DNA testing company that I’m involved in forming in Norway (yes, one of several ventures that I’m involved in) is doing business with a US company. An executive of that company was surprised that I (who have no background in genomics) was doing this. I told him that a long time ago, I realized that if I was going to learn anything, I had to embrace the fact that I’m constantly going to be in uncharted waters, and I was always going to be doing something I’ve never done before.
You have to pick battles that are large enough to matter and small enough to win. In times of rapid
changes, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves
beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
of their minds
*Knute Rockne gave his “Win One for the Gipper” speech to the Notre Dame players at halftime of the 1928 Army game. To inspire the players he told them the story of the tragic death of George Gipp, a great football player at Notre Dame. Notre Dame won their game against Army.
— But that was back when Army had a football team. Army has lost to Navy for the past thirteen consecutive years. This shows the natural order of things as Navy men are naturally superior.