Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was.
—ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Is Business Success a Natural Talent?
A lot of people think I’m a natural at business. In some ways they might be right, but it’s also an acquired skill that takes discipline and focus, just as being an athlete or a musician takes perseverance and years of training. Before I decided to go to the Wharton School of Finance, I had thought about attending the University of Southern California to study film, but once I decided on Wharton, I was a very serious and focused business student.
There’s a certain amount of bravado in what I do these days, and part of that ...