002 : Tim Drucker : Theatre Creator

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Tim (@TimDrucker) is the co-writer of the new musical “Fat Camp“.

“Fat Camp” is produced by the team behind “Jersey Boys” and “Rock of Ages” and is in the midst of its Off-Broadway run through May 13th 2012.

He’s 28 years old.

“I’m drawn to ideas that have a large currency in the moment. What story am I telling that has an actual value in today’s society?”  – Tim Drucker

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“The Mundane Advice of Commencement Speeches” [The Atlantic]

U.S. Defense Secretary Gates delivers the commencement address during the Kaiserslautern High School graduation ceremony in Kaiserslautern

The Wall Street Journal‘s most popular article at the moment is “10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won’t Tell You,” by Charles Wheelan. And with reason. In general, it’s an excellent warning against the pitfalls of hypercompetition. But it’s also a reminder of how conventional unconventional wisdom has become.

Commencement speech backlash is starting to become a thing. (Link to WSJ article)

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“10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won’t Tell You” [The Wall Street Journal]

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9. It’s all borrowed time. You shouldn’t take anything for granted, not even tomorrow. I offer you the “hit by a bus” rule. Would I regret spending my life this way if I were to get hit by a bus next week or next year? And the important corollary: Does this path lead to a life I will be happy with and proud of in 10 or 20 years if I don’t get hit by a bus.

Some interesting advice here.

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001 : Stuart Blake : Balancing Law School & Tech Startup

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Stuart’s a law student who doesn’t want to be a lawyer. He wants to build something.

Stuart’s taking matters into his own hands by co-founding a tech startup called Pique while still attending law school.

He’s 28 years old.

“Honestly [I love] the excitement of creating something on your own. Being a part of something that you’re actually building.” – Stuart Blake

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“The War Against Youth” [Esquire]

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“Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, human potential has been consistently growing, generating greater material wealth, more education, wider opportunities — a vast and glorious liberation of human potential. In all that time, everyone, even followers of the most corrupt or most evil of ideologies, believed they were working for a better tomorrow. Not now. The angel of progress has suddenly vanished from the scene. Or rather, the angel of progress has been sent away.”

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