My best friend in 1st grade was the first person who ever told me I was the most ambitious person she knew. As a kid this was easy because most people I knew weren’t very ambitious. I think I got my ambitious attitude from my mom because she was always a natural leader. As an 18 year old schoolte... (more) Tired of your career? Lost and confused about your next move and unmotivated on your current path? You're not alone. The only mystery intriguing to modern man is modern man himself: a terrifying labyrinth that often leads nowhere interesting.
In theory, through our every action, we’re constantly... (more)
During my time at MIT from 2003 to 2007, I took 3 classes with Junot Diaz. Although my lecture attendance is notoriously bad (sometimes I didn't even show up for exams), Junot's classes were different. That first class freshman year, I felt I'd been rummaging for garbage scraps my whole life and finally someone cut me some steak.
Junot swears, in a frie... (more)