I went for a run the other day and looked back on the NYC skyline to my right and the coast of the water to the left and I felt the hairs on my arm stand up. Sometimes New York just takes my breath away.
When we were young, we dreamed of being doctors, teachers, Sea World trainers, and astronauts. More likely than not, we didn’t know that the jobs you and I are in even existed. No 4-year-old is going to say “I want to grow up to be a data scientist!” or “I want to go into Private Equity.” We would only learn years later that roles like Account Executive (Sales) or Business Analyst or Consulting are real.
I was talking with a friend one day over a bowl of delicious udon noodle soup (NYC's udon game is so strong, you guys) and we mentioned one thing that stuck out to me long after the conversation was over.