Things I Believe Now That I'm Old
A talk with advice about using actual advice I've received
Despite all the advice that's given to us, we seem intent on ignoring it. For better or worse, we rarely follow it until years later we understand what the person was trying to tell us.
In this talk, I'll share the most helpful, humiliating and hilarious pieces of advice I ever got and how they shaped my career (whether I listened or not). We'll also discuss why giving and receiving advice is important, how to handle it gracefully and why it can be so powerful. As Dijkstra said: "We must be very careful when we give advice to younger people: sometimes they follow it!"