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Its Not What You Know Today That Makes You Awesome…

Its Not What You Know Today That Makes You Awesome…

...It's What You Could Know

At 22, I was a shy, low on confidence, single-minded, underexposed to the world guy. Nothing to write home about.

So, now, when I meet a 22-year-old confident kid, who knows the world, who understands the power of storytelling, who knows their own self and their place in the world, I cannot help but fall in love.

When I interview a fresher, I admire that some of them know so much for their age and are focussed, curious, hungry and ambitious.

It will be unfair for me to compare them with those who have had time.

Just as it would be unfair if you were to compare yourself with an achiever and feel shitty about yourself. That achiever has most likely been at this for longer than you have.

It’s not what you know today, that makes you awesome or not. It’s who you can be tomorrow, should you continue on the path you are on.

Today, we are all a fact. Tomorrow we can also be a dream.

[This post by Ankur Warikoo first appeared on LinkedIn and has been reproduced with permission.]

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Ankur Warikoo


Ankur Warikoo is Cofounder & CEO of nearbuy – online marketplace for discovering and buying offline services. Prior to nearbuy, Warikoo was Head of Groupon’s India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Philippines business. He holds a management degree from the Indian School of Business (Class of 2006) where he was awarded the Young Leader Award and a Masters degree in Physics from Michigan State University and holds a bachelor’s degree from Hindu College, Delhi University.
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