“not every opportunity is one” – love the way you put that. I could’ve done Julliard at 11. Even then I knew I wasn’t the right ‘cut’ for it. Had the lessons that worked towards the entrance test, I backed out last minute. Glad I did. Had a chance to get into Gifted program. 5th grade. 3/4 of the way through a test taken in a large empty room with only one teacher, I realized I wasn’t doing this for anybody. I asked “do I have to take this?” )well don’t you want to… [reasons] “yes but am I required to take this?” more reasons and hoping I’ll finish it, and we go back and forth about 4 or 5 times before he gives no, “No, it’s not required”. and I put the unfinished test down. “Come join me to India – my father owns shoe factories and wants to convert them to computer manufacturing” – 1993 – at Chris Anderson’s dad’s work at the time – Killam Assoc. I came close to getting on a plane to India – it was only a 5 year contract. I’d have been there during the 1995 computer boom. But I also knew – I’d likely stay after the 5 year time. I’d not have regretted it if I did, but I also knew I wouldn’t regret it if I didn’t. So I stayed.

“not every opportunity is one” – love the way you put that. I could’ve done Julliard at 11. Even then I knew I wasn’t the right ‘cut’ for it. Had the lessons that worked towards the entrance test, I backed out last minute. Glad I did. Had a chance to get into Gifted program. 5th grade. 3/4 of the way through a test taken in a large empty room with only one teacher, I realized I wasn’t doing this for anybody. I asked “do I have to take this?” )well don’t you want to… [reasons] “yes but am I required to take this?” more reasons and hoping I’ll finish it, and we go back and forth about 4 or 5 times before he gives no, “No, it’s not required”. and I put the unfinished test down. “Come join me to India – my father owns shoe factories and wants to convert them to computer manufacturing” – 1993 – at Chris Anderson’s dad’s work at the time – Killam Assoc. I came close to getting on a plane to India – it was only a 5 year contract. I’d have been there during the 1995 computer boom. But I also knew – I’d likely stay after the 5 year time. I’d not have regretted it if I did, but I also knew I wouldn’t regret it if I didn’t. So I stayed.

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