My bucket list: Skydive, Roadtrip, Public...
Skydive There is nothing like flying through the air in total freefall. One of my best friends is an incredible gymnast and he said it was a huge rush. US Roadtrip I want to see more of America and I never got to do it before college or even right after. Speak in front of 10,000 people. I like public speaking and I want to get so good that I’m asked to speak in front of...
My Dream Bio in Sports Illustrated
(My dream bio in SI) Jason Shen led the Stanford Men’s Gymnastics team to victory at the 2009 NCAA Championships as co-captain and garnered All-American honors for his performance on the parallel bars. This is Stanford’s 4th ever NCAA team title, the last one earned 14 years prior.
The expert on experts is Philip Tetlock, a professor at the University of...– Nicholas Kristof - Learning How to Think - NYTimes.com
I recently had a conversation with a graduate of Harvard’s Graduate School...– Striking a Balance Between Ivy League or Bust | Psychology Today Blogs
If you remember tomorrow anything I’ve said today, it will be because I’ve made...– Henry Greely, Stanford Law Professor. (via STANFORD Magazine)
When things are not going well, until you get the truth out on the table, no...– Bob Seelert, chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi Toolkit - How to Lead in Tough Times - NYTimes.com
What does it mean to "Serve America"?
I was talking to a friend about wanting to Teach for America, and spend 2 years teaching students in low-income schools. He asked me why I wanted to do this, and I replied that I wanted to “serve America”. He turned around and said - “What do you mean when you say serve America? You could serve America by working at McDonalds!” To respond to that, I tried to explain to him...
What killed print news was Craigslist.– David Robinson - Haas Prof of Business. A Conversation about the SF Chronicle
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mber 4: As a result of this recession, 27 percent of sales staffs have created additional documentation explaining their competitive value proposition. This means that 73 percent of organizations have not. The single most effective thing organizations can do to thrive during a recession is to redefine their value proposition for their custo
Silicon Alley Insider's Plan to Save The New York... →
Best part is how he runs the numbers..
Education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. We don’t need...– Sam Seaborn - The West Wing (via go brain go!) Yes, I just quoted a TV show. =) However, it’s a TV show that won a number of Emmys and I’d like to believe that the point is true, even if it was spoken by a fictional character. Why isn’t education just as important as our defense?...
But we’re also more than human. We’re creators. We have the power within us to...– Steve Pavlina - Leveling U
If you’ve been feeling down on America lately, and that’s not hard to do with...– John Chow - John Chow dot Com
Manhattan Institute | Social Entrepreneurship... →
Just realized the class I thought I was doing poorly in grades a 60% to a B-. In which case I am doing awesome!
I was asked ‘How do you have time to read?’ You must make time for reading, reflecting and writing. There are no excuses.
“The 1.4 Bil ppl living in extreme poverty are poor by an absolute standard tied to the most basic human needs.” says @PeterSinger
Much respect for ethicist @PeterSinger and his new book - The Life You Can Save. New York Times article - http://is.gd/mQs0
RT @KathySierra Not Motivating: “Good for you like broccoli” “Increases productivity” Motivating: You’ll kick ass at [x]
Perhaps we need to separate youth from education. Education lasts forever. Youth...– Jeff Jarvis - What Would Google Do
Get inside the head of your rivals by acting the way the way they do for a day or a week. Strategy improvement is guaranteed.
Idea: How can incentives be used to encourage performance? Two new contexts: gymnastics coaching and nonprofit fundraising.
Obsessed with the Kelly Clarkson song - My Life Would Suck Without U. Why is it so damn catchy? http://is.gd/hOVZ
Just finished reading the Watchmen the graphic novel. Holy crap what an intense ending. I hope the movie is half as good.
Travel provides new experiences, like giant lion statues and hot girls, that make you see home in a new light.
Lost our gymnastics meet. I *hate* losing, esp to the team that beat us in NCAAs. It’s even worse that a normal performance would have won.
Applying to be a teaching fellow at Citizen Schools - bringing professional + academic edu. for low income mid. school students
Check out: “How far away is your emergency?” (http://twitthis.com/mxwp7u)
Why Not? Yale prof shows best way to eat bananas, get milk in coffee and other wacky ideas that really work. http://is.gd/mf1t
Lesson: Sometimes you get on a person’s bad side and there’s nothing you can do-happening to a friend who doesn’t deserve it =(
Lesson: Good rule for framing decisions - if decision seems good from multiple angles/viewpoints, likelihood of success goes up
Happy: got my first retweets and using the kindle app for iPhone. This is the real game changer.
Reading about Academic Earth - the Hulu for college lectures - on Slate. Pretty freaking awesome. http://is.gd/kbsq
Winning Decisions - Initial Assesement
I’m reading the book Winning Decisions: Getting It Right the First Time and I’ll be laying out the framework that it outlines over the next few blog posts. They correctly make the point that most managers need to make more decisions than ever, but never spend time training to make better decisions. The cost is simply too great to not do so. I’m bad about this personally and tend...
Just cracked open my copy of @ramit ‘s book - I Will Teach You to be Rich. It’s awesome. http://is.gd/1qJv
My Kindle (original) page turns way too slowly. Before I switch to all ebooks, must be able to rapidly turn pages. Get on it Bezos.
According to research by Sterling Institute, a young person’s first boss is likely to exert the strongest influence on his/her career. Wow.
My org, Gumball Capital is competing to win 50k. Head to http://tinyurl.com/b4q4un and register (it’s quick!). Voting ends TODAY! Much love.
I made this video my sophomore year - and still consider it pretty much the pinnacle of video awesomeness. Why Is Stanford Gymnastics So Awesome? (via Vimeo)
Have Teach for America interview in the morning. Half expecting to get “teach me something the next 5 mins while I make distracting noises”
Abby Falik presents her vision of a new gap year where high school graduates spend 6 months in a developing world before entering college.
At the charity athlete date auction - auctioneer is more lifeless than a piece of squash. No need to wonder why the bids are so low…
Got brunch at stacks - hate the crowd and the wait, love the free coffee and amazing pancakes