As a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley, I get a lot of questions about what it takes to be successful. But to me, success isn’t just about the career you choose, how much money you make or if you take a company to great heights. Success is about living a truly fulfilling life. I will offer some tips on corporate success in this blog, but I want to start off with the bigger picture – how to live a life that is fulfilled. In my experience, you need to do three things:
1) Do something that scares you
2) Be willing to change course
3) Give back
I recently was honored to give the commencement speech to the 2012 graduating class of the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. In my speech, I talk about the keys to a fulfilling life. You can watch the video here. Let me know your secrets to a fulfilling life. Agree? Or Disagree?
Foster School of Business 2012 Commencement Speech Neal Dempsey