The List

  1. It's okay to be arrogant if you are better than others.
  2. If you're not contemplating suicide, you could be working harder.
  3. Lead where you are a leader.
  4. Everything is a three step process. Do it. Be able to do it again. Know why it worked (Step three not required).
  5. Intellectual curiosity should always defeat ego.
  6. If you can't laugh at yourself, you must at least get used to me laughing at you.
  7. You don't need to be perfect at everything, only the important things.
  8. The hurricane is more affected by your actions than the butterfly's.
  9. See it once. Do it once. Teach it once. You are now an expert.
  10. Finish early. Tell no one.


There are rules to live by that were developed during my time at Santa Clara University.