Ethan got his report card. Even though he is reading at a 2nd-3rd grade level he only got the equivalent of a B in reading. He wants to get better at Math. I have been working with him on multiplication using pen and paper. He seems to get the gist of it, but we shall see. I really want him to get into Harvard or Stanford or Yale.
I had this conversation with Bill Mirbach about when he met Intuit founder Scott Cook. He said, "Oh, I met him at Yale." Another time, he also related how he was invited to a party to meet this guy who was a real party animal. Son of a senator or something they said. Turned out to be George W. At the new gig I am starting next week, all three founders went to Stanford. Bill really believes in me and I think he is someone who "knows" when they see it. I want to realize that potential for myself.
You meet really interesting and powerful people at top notch schools and you meet no one at University at Buffalo. I desperately want the boys to achieve in school and apply that famous Lipka potential. I think about what I could have possibly achieved if I had focused on school rather than sleep and avoid work. I want the world for my boys.