“When you’re doing what you love to do, you become resilient, because that’s the habit you create for yourself. You create a habit of taking chances on yourself and making bold choices in service to doing what you love.”
-- Dick Costolo, University of Michigan, 2013
At the top of his humor-filled address, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo tweeted -- naturally -- then went on to warn graduates about there being no script for how careers unfold. He used himself as an example: As a graduate of University of Michigan, Costolo moved to Chicago to pursue improv comedy -- what many might consider a life of artistic poverty. While he didn’t remain in improv, he integrated valuable lessons that lead him to where he is now.
Related link: Twitter's Jack Dorsey Defends CEO Dick Costolo in Massive Tweetstorm
Bonus: Reality is harsh.
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“You made it and you’re f---ed.”
-- Robert DeNiro, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, 2015
Please don’t sugar coat the message, OK? Thanks.