Rajesh Shah, “In Praise Of Inefficiency And Disorganization
Haas Week Home, 1996

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But something about spending some time rambling, beyond smelling the roses, although they do smell nice, appeals to me.

You know, waiting for things to hit you, waiting for events to happen.

Giving up control, slowing down, doing only one thing at a time—these all seem like alien ideas at Haas (please don’t let any recruiter see this piece).

Since I cannot think of all the possibilities, I don’t mind letting things happen to me, guide me, inform me.

More often than not, nice things have happened. Serendipity has a welcome in my life and I am glad I make room for it.