My friend Kate just went down to Trent University a few days ago for her convocation. Lo and behold she would be getting a degree alongside Jim Balsillie. He’s actually from the area, Peterborough, so it makes good sense that he’s getting an honourary doctorate in law from his hometown university. I guess after so many litigations, you’d learn a thing or two about the legal system. Addressing the graduates, Jim had some pretty impressive words to say about brainpower.
â€œYou have been given the most powerful parallel processor ever,â€ Balsillie said, â€œand that is your deeper brain.â€ Students will have many choices in life, Balsillie said, but their most fundamental choice is whether or not to trust their brain or ignore it. With trust comes confidence and a feeling of invulnerability, he said. But not trusting your brain brings feelings of anger, arrogance, greed and pain, he said. â€œWhen youâ€™re in this state whatever you achieve in life is not because of this pain, but in spite of it,â€ Balsillie said. By listening to your brain, Balsillie said, youâ€™ll find obviousness in the most complex of problems.
Wow. He sounds like a doctor to me.