Pain, suffering, and low expectations

When asked about advice for students, Jensen Huang says that one of his key advantages is low expectations:

You want to refine the character of your company. You want greatness out of them, and greatness is not intelligence, as you know. Greatness comes from character, [which] isn’t isn’t formed out of smart people. It’s formed out of people who suffered…. I wish upon you ample doses of pain and suffering.

Jensen counters his own low expectations and overthinking by prompting himself, “How hard can it be?” It’s both a form of useful delusional thinking, as well as an interesting application of integrative thinking.

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