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If only I knew this shit in college

Mehdi Lahmam B.
April 28, 2016
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If only I knew this shit in college

I was invited to talk about my 6 years work experience to students of the engineering school MINES Saint-Étienne.

Mehdi Lahmam B.

April 28, 2016
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  1. If only 

    I knew this shit
    in college

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  2. I was a
    particularly
    dumb student

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  3. I am a
    particularly
    dumb professional

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  4. But I know
    slightly more now

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  5. This is the talk
    I wish my dumb
    student self
    had heard

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  6. If only I knew
    Startups were for me

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  7. Your work
    has impact

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  8. Your work
    is more fun

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  9. Your work
    is more fun

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  10. Less of this

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  11. More time spent
    working directly
    on the product

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  12. Your work
    uses cool tech

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  13. You also get to
    wear may hats

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  14. You’ll be filthy rich

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  15. You’ll be filthy rich
    X
    He worked with Saul !

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  16. Do it for love of
    product and
    somewhat
    reasonable salary

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  17. If only I knew
    How to improve myself

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  18. Don’t rely on work
    for growth

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  19. Build ridiculous
    side projects

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  20. Do open source

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  21. Share what you
    learn

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  22. You’ll meet
    people

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  23. People will
    meet you

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  24. Dumb experiments
    become smart
    patterns

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