Class of 2013: Seek a Journey to the Unobvious

An excellent commencement address “I wish I’d heard” by Chris Schroeder over on Linkedin:1

You will have bosses, mentors, parents, and friends who tell you “how the world works.” They will share how their paths are the only paths to success. You will see classmates who do the same—and might even feel they are “passing you” (whatever that means) in their pursuit of the obvious. Good for them.


I keep seeing a number of preconceptions floating around out there and arguments about black vs. white. Only recently I’ve started realizing there’s a lot of “unobvious” being missed…

  1. Linkedin is becoming an amazing source of analysis and thinking by smart folks (but don’t call them ‘bloggers’). See related: What competition is WordPress up against?