Bill Gates wrote a very touching note on the 25th anniversary of his friendship with Warren Buffett. As he points out, he had no idea they would become such friends given their different backgrounds. The lesson here, if there is any, is to be truly humble – intellectually and personally.
Superb initiative by Code.org – it rang many bells with me because I coded a bit of Basic when I was maybe 8 years old. Having computers in our house since I could speak – and having the incentive to put them to better use than playing games – certainly helped me develop logic-related “skills” that were a big hand all throughout my life. To stay in the “personal advice from experience” realm: watch the other video today, not tomorrow. It is the closest thing to a life or death choice you will make today (hopefully). The time to decide is NOW.
I’m getting married today and embarking on a wonderful journey – and yes, also embarking for a honeymoon break. I can’t promise, but I hope to post here during the honeymoon. If my history is any guide, something big will happen when I’m hours away from a computer (or cell phone) and Internet connection. I’d also like to share that I should have good news for the blog as well when I come back. I really appreciate writing for you and I hope I can continue to do this for a very long time, especially after today.