If I Knew Then…
Advice on careers, finance, and life from Harvard Business School’s Class of 1963
Each month, JobsPeopleDo will be featuring a special quote from a graduate of the Harvard Business School Class of 1963. The following quotes are insightful and can be used to inspire and encourage the right career path for you…
Stay away from the “family business” and follow your own instincts.
If you don’t truly enjoy what you are doing, seek change.
I cannot do better than repeat Joseph Campbell’s admonition: “Follow your bliss.”
Seek work that you love and do it.
~Eugene C. Bell~
To greatly enhance the odds of enjoying a career which is both fulfilling and successful, one must find an endeavor, a subject, métier, process, environment for which one has a passion. This could be aviation, geology, medical science, investing, writing fiction, etc.
In my case, it was a love of markets and investing that my father inculcated in me very early on. This passion has led me to often declare, “I have never worked a day in my life.”