Fortune Cookies

Check-out this link to a recent interview with Michael Lewis on how his luck would be severely different if he were a graduate today.

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28 thoughts on “Fortune Cookies

  1. Well I think Michael Lewis got his point across and it did in fact make a lot of since. When he says that most people earn their success from lucky experience in there life instead of really just plain out earning there success. An he used an experience from his own life. When he was offered this fancy high paying job at wall street , by being in the right place at the right time.

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  2. The video was credible, he used a real life example that people could relate and connect to. The video said success was based off luck, which seems to be very true when thought about. Sometimes, in his case and many others it’s not what you know, but who you know. Only if you’re “lucky” you’ll know just the right people.
    #CoolKidsENT

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  3. We think his speech was baloney, success and luck have nothing to do with eachother. Success is intentional, what you put in is want you get out, nothing more, nothing less. He only got that job because of the college he went to, so that wasn’t luck, he worked very hard in college to be able to get a job that high paying. If he didn’t go to college then he wouldn’t have a chance in hell to get that job. He said it was luck that he was in that seat, although I have to believe that he only got in that seat because of the college he went to, I mean I highly doubt that they were just inviting bumbs off the street to come sit with them.

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  4. The relevance of his central idea related to everyone because he used his own personal experience to appeal to the audience. Also the development of his central idea was well prepared and he was confident. The style of his delivery was smooth and his speech was very formal but yet everyone could relate to it just by the way he carried his tone through the whole speech and the organization of his speech a slow pace at first.and as he read on it got me serious and drew conclusions.

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  5. Our opinion on the video is that he is telling people that there is more than what’s on the surface. You have to dig deep to find what your looking for. Not to give up because everything happens for a reason and if you want it bad enough, and fight for it and await it will come.
    #blackpanthers

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  6. The delivery of his speech was to leave an impressionable impression on the graduating class. Also , the way he delievered his speech to the school he previously attended may have made his delivery a tad bit more personal for the simple fact that he was in the same seat as those graduating seniors.

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  7. We agree with Lewis’s idea of luck. In the video, Lewis explains how he was invited to a dinner and sat next to the wife of a big shot. They talk and eventually she forced her husband to give Lewis a job. Lewis got one of the best jobs on Wall Street. To us, this is luck, and in this video, he shows us just how lucky he got. We think that the idea of luck is real, and this video helps to prove it.

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    1. I thought lewis got his appoipain uacross on the cookie part because just be greatfull that you got that far and put in consider about the othe pepole in ur team .they probably did more work than you did . And dont be so selfish even if ur the leadder or captian . Never read a book by its cover . Also in lewisvideo shows you tht luck plays a big part in your life just be greatfull that you got that far and stop being so selfish america.

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  8. Lewis spoke to those kids because he wanted to teach them that no matter how much you think that you wont succeed in life, there is always a way. Wether it is by working hard or getting lucky, like he did.

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  9. This video can prove how spontaneous careers can honestly be, that you just might be lucky enough to know the right people and be at the right place and time. That because of who Michael Lewis had sat next to at a dinner he was invited to, he got this big job earning tons of money from Wall street but he gave that up to do what inspired him the most and the luck of it all it actually worked for him that he had the resilience to write more even though his art professor told him not to try and make a living out of it. He could of failed and just quit this job for nothing but by luck people actually liked his writing and now he makes tons of money writing best seller books like “The Blind Side” and “Moneyball”.

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  10. The video told me things about luck that I never really thought about. That luck ins’t just getting something good that you don’t expect but it’s also getting something for what you put in. Those who graduated from the same college as Lewis will have better luck than others. Most of your luck comes from the success of education, to me, the amount of opportunities you will have is because of the luck you got from a college degree. #GOLDS

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  11. This video reflects on how he got to where he is today. He says that most of it is just luck, but also determination. Especially when he quit the first job. He could have made millions doing what he started with but he wanted to follow his dream and take a chance and with luck it worked out for the better. #topnotch

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  12. We thought that his style was very comical. He made jokes to keep the readers attention. Throughout the video it showed the students with their eyes on him giving him their full attention. They would have not been so into his speech if he didn’t use the style he used. He used personal experiences to help the students relate and to understand his message.

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  13. Lewis’ speech is written in a way that makes it easier for the audience to relate to. He does this by talking about his life experiences. Some of the readers may have shared similar life experiences. But later in life is when he realized luck plays a major role in life.

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  14. The speech was quite relatable, especially for his audience. He admits that a lot of people experience luck in

    their career lives in a way, which I find agreeable. He says that you should always strive for and appreciate

    success, whether you worked intensely hard for it or were in the right place at the right time. But of course,

    you should never do nothing and assume you’ll get lucky your whole life, working hard throughout life is still

    very important, whether you get lucky or not.

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  15. Michael lewis made a point that most people in life earn things by lucky. He said that the only reason he got the on wall street is because he got lucky to go to out to eat with the head boss. He was told that he was a terrible writer but got told he was a born writer once his first book came out.

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  16. Lewis’s speech was made so that the graduates could understand. The point he was trying make was that people get lucky in careers. You should always go and strive for success. whether you were in the right place at the right time or by going through long strides for it. You should never assume you’ll get lucky all the time in your life, so you should always be doing something.

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  17. By using a real-world example, he showed that he had experience and knew what he was talking about. The main idea of his speech was that success is based off of hard work and luck, he told about how he had been told that writing was not the career for him, and then his first book sold 1 million copies. He turned down a job that guaranteed him millions of dollars a year, just to make the same money doing what he was told wasn’t possible.

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  18. This video inspired our whole group. It wasn’t like he just gave advice to students just because they needed to hear it.. He talked about his own personal experience and that is what made his speech an eye opener. People will tell you, you can’t do things or you won’t make it anywhere in life, but it all just takes DEDICATION and MOTIVATION. You should always strive for success, not just settle for the lesser things because they are easier to achieve. You can’t live your whole life off of luck.

    “The only place you’ll find success before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lonbardi.

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  19. Are Thoughts on this video was that Michael Lewis wanted to let these kids to know that life is all about luck. If you are in the right place at the right time then you will get what you want. He explained this by telling one of his own experiences where he got invited to a dinner with a big shot and his wife begged until Lewis got the job. This job could of made him millions but he decided to write a book that can make him about 40,000. One of his professors in college told him that he should pursue his life in writing because he wasn’t good at it. If it wasn’t for luck his book would of never sold a million copies. Then he went on to right more books like “The Blind Side” and “Moneyball” which became movies.

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  20. I think Micheal Lewis did very well on his speech. He was very straight forward with things and didn’t sugar coat anything. He seems to be a very successful man.

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  21. Lewis had interesting and directed views about the effects of luck on a person’s life, and how leadership isn’t always earned. His use of life experience as well as anecdote allows for a better connection with the audience allowed him to get his points and ideas across.

    He left an impression on our group as well as the graduating class.

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  22. Roadblocks in life only slow you down if you let them. Make new plans and go around them. Roadblocks only bother you if you allow them to. If you have goals and you really want to reach them then you wouldnt allow roadblocks to get in your way. You would go around them and still achieve your goals. If you set your mind to do it you can do it.

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