My Talk at Dartmouth and “Grand Projects”July 20th, 2007 · 3 comments
[Originally sent to the Study Hacks Newsletter on 2/8/07]
I recently gave a talk at Dartmouth College, where I covered many of the
big picture conclusions I’ve developed concerning the college experience.
Some students requested that I post my slides online — so I did. You can
find them at:
Feel free to do what you want with them.
For this talk I was able to go beyond the nitty-gritty technical details
(which I so love) and discuss some bigger ideas, such as how to take an
idea you are passionate about and transform it into a head-turning
accomplishment (referred to in HOW TO WIN as a “Grand Project”).
I think this is an interesting topic, and I’m currently putting together a
post that summarizes a recent survey I conducted where asked some of the most accomplished young people I know to try to explain what’s the difference between a “doer” and a “dreamer.” Expect this post within 7-10 days.