top of page

It's the time of matriculation

Friends, if you know any high school graduates that you want to give some summer reading to, you could link them to me college advice page here. It could be helpful and is unlikely to be harmful. I have a moderate level of confidence in this last claim.


I also found this very interesting list worth passing along:


Scott Adams's list of generic skills that "make you luckier"...:

  • Public speaking

  • Psychology

  • Business Writing

  • Accounting

  • Design (the basics)

  • Conversation

  • Overcoming Shyness

  • Second language

  • Golf [??]

  • Proper grammar

  • Persuasion

  • Technology ( hobby level)

  • Proper voice technique

  • Find excellent peers and mentors [this one's actually from someone else—Tyler Cowen]

Other advice I might add to the above:

  • Learn a skill that you can always use to earn a living, in any economy, such as:

    • Cut hair

    • Fix bikes

    • Mix drinks

    • Bake bread


0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

A threat worth quoting

(Said with passion in a Zoom meeting with friends; attributed to Joe Matthews and/or Frank Lawler): "I'm gonna kill you for the rest of your life!"

First things first

Here's a few key things to know about Manila proper. One, it's hot. Not always, but generally. The heat outdoors can be sweltering under the near-tropical sun, but at least it's in open air; indoors t

Been a long time

A move abroad can mess with priorities. So it is with this blog. It's going on half a year without an entry. But I hope to get back to it now and make it, among the strange and sundry things it was be

Comments


bottom of page