Tag: commencement speech

  • Games versus Points

    The Dartmouth College Class of 2024, for their graduation, got a very special commencement address from tennis legend Roger Federer.

    There is a wealth of good advice in it, but the most interesting point that jumped out to me is that while Federer won a whopping 80% of the matches he played in his career, he only won 54% of the points. It underscores the importance of letting go of small failures (“When you lose every second point, on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot”) but also of keeping your eye on the right metric (games, not points).