Chapter 1. What Contribution Will You Make?

 

“People who do well in life understand things that other people don’t understand.”

 
 --Georges Doriot

A distinct difference exists between what you know and what you understand. You probably know a great many things based on the courses you’ve taken and what you’ve learned thus far. Understanding, however, comes mostly from time and experience.

Whether you’re entering college, you’ve just graduated, or you are in the first few years of your professional career, you are gaining valuable experiences that contribute to your lifelong “understanding curve.” As you face challenges in your personal life and your academic or professional career, you are beginning to apply what you’ve learned to situations as they ...

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