Eric Lefkofsky's Three Quotes

Eric Lefkofsky, of Groupon and Lightbank, was at Kellogg, and highlighted some his experiences from his life to date. A summary of his talk can be found here. The talk was anchored around these three quotes:

"Business is like a multidimensional probabilistic chessboard. The rules aren't set, and the same moves don't always make you win. A lot of people can be really good in a set-piece battle; my biggest differentiating skill is I can invent new pieces."
-- Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal, head of SpaceX and Tesla Motors.

"I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing."
-- Ronald Reagen, First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981

"From those to whom much is given, much is expected."
-- Mary Gates, Bill's mother, in a letter to Melinda before she married Bill

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