“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
I came to Harvard Business School hoping to find answers, but will leave only with questions. Do I want money? While billions is not necessary I want a large enough cushion to avoid living in a far-flung suburb and to tell my Boss to take a hike whenever I feel like it. Do I want to run my own business? Only if I can think of a good idea - and the idea precedes the business. Do I want to run a multi-billion dollar Fortune 500 company, and fly around in my own private jet? Not really. Do I want to crack multi-billion dollar deals and cream off a huge commission? I dropped Finance as soon as was humanly possible. Do I want to teach others as I learn? If my comments are anything to go by, this is not my vocation.

By process of elimination it should be clear by now, that having thrown out banking, consulting, VC, Fortune 500 firms, and academia, the careers service has no option but to assign me to Saving the Planet and Promoting World Peace.

— Graham Evans