Do Well

A note to the graduates of  the Chicago Startup Leadership Program (SLP) 2013, written March 21, 20113.

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During grad school, rather than wishing students “good luck” on tests, the faculty at Booth would often print the phrase “do well” next to the honor code. Luck is random; acquiring skills to be in a position to take advantage of opportunity takes work. Hard work.

Hopefully SLP [education|preparedness] has provided you with some of the skills that will allow you to take advantage of the many opportunities that lay in front of you.

And so, I say to each of you – stay in touch. Recruit great people to participate in SLP next year. And above all else, do well.