1. Don’t let your assumptions determine who you are.
2. Don’t waste time yearning for flawless bosses. Every day tell yourself that you will meet a dingbat, a jerkweed, a weakling, a chump, and a scoundrel. Be ready for them.
3. Don’t pay for a course from a so-called online university. Take free online classes offered by Harvard, Brown, Duke, Stanford, and others on Coursera.org & EDx.org.
4. Don’t crash industry cocktail parties. Meet a smarter bunch of people by crashing $5,000-a-plate lunches.