By Richard Tyson

When I graduated from high school, I felt liberated from the educational death march I had been on for 12 years. Of course, the next fall found me seated in a class of incoming college freshmen, beginning a new four-year journey. With a baccalaureate diploma in hand, I once again rejoiced in my freedom. However, it wasn’t long before I found myself in the hallowed halls of Harvard University pursuing an MBA.

When my intense graduate-school experience ended, I was fortunate to have some downtime before starting work. This time, instead of luxuriating in my release from the academic grind, I reflected on what I had learned over almost 20 years of formal education. Perhaps the most important insight I gleaned from this process was the fact that I had so much more to learn. 

 

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