Harvard Conference summary.
Recently, I got selected for and attended a conference- HUII (Harvard College US-India Initiative). I consider it one of the most crucial moments of my life, not only because I met some extra-ordinary people, but also because of the way speakers like Raghuram Rajan, Shashi Tharoor, Ronnie Screwvala and the likes guided us by sharing their experiences.
A few of the key takeaways from it (according to me) were:
1. There is immense power in knowledge. It is our responsibility to share it with others. (Which is why this post)
2. ‘The best advice I have ever received is when I took charge of the Tata Group. Someone told me, ‘You can’t practically take all the decisions. So find the persons whose decisions you can trust.’ – Cyrus Mistry
3. Imagine a queue. Corruption is like jumping the queue. If there were barricades (no glitches in the system), vigilant people (whistle blowers) or adequate punishments (Stringent laws), nobody would dare to break the queue.
4. ‘You may stop believing in the idea. Work on another one. Never stop believing in yourself. You don’t have an alternative’
– Ronnie Screwvala
5. ‘Courage, compassion and wisdom are 3 things that matter the most.’
– Shaheen Mistry
6. ‘Bootstrap, get your fundamentals right. Don’t worry about how much money others have raised.’
– Rahul Anand
I hope some of these help you attain greater heights in life. Thank you.