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The Spielberg Game

With my list in hand, I charged straight to the storage closet,
sat behind my desk, and flipped open my laptop. But as I stared at
the screen, a cold, empty feeling ran through me. My only thought
was…Now what?
This was the first time I didn’t have a teacher telling me when to
show up for class. No one was telling me what to study or what the
homework was. I’d hated checking boxes, but now that they were
gone, I realized how much I’d relied on them.

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The Storage Closet

I sold my sailboat to a boat dealer for sixteen thousand dollars,
which for a college student feels like a million bucks. I felt so rich I
kept buying Chipotle for all my friends—free guacamole for
everyone! But after the holidays, when I returned to school for
spring semester, the party was over. It was hard for my eyes not to
gloss over in my premed classes as I imagined what it would be like
to instead learn from Bill Gates. I counted down the days until
summer, when I could finally focus all my time on the mission.
Just before school let out, I had a routine meeting with my premed
adviser. She clicked away at her computer and scrolled through my
transcript, studying my “unchecked boxes.”
“Uh-oh, Mr. Alex, we have a little problem.”
“What is it?”

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How To Build An A-Team?

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more . . . Follow your spirit, and upon this charge Cry “God for Harry, England, and Saint George!” —William Shakespeare The Life of King Henry V

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The Great Leader You Admire Is Hiding Inside You

I have often thought that the best way to define a man’s character would be to seek out the particular mental or moral attitude in which, when it came upon him, he felt most deeply and intensively active and alive. At such moments, there is a voice inside which speaks and says, “This is the real me.” —William James Letters of William James

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The Role Of The Leader

Leaders have a significant role in creating the state of mind that is society. They can serve as symbols of the moral unity of the society. They can express the values that hold society together. Most important, they can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations, carry them above the conflicts that tear a society apart and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts. —John W. Gardner No Easy Victories 

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