April 28, 2014

Former Microsoft Executive Stresses Importance of Startups

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Scott Oki, a former executive at Microsoft Corporation who retired at the age of 44, spoke about the importance of hard work, as well as issues regarding education reform at Cornell Monday.

Oki stressed the value of hard work, saying “too many people don’t know what [it] is.”

He also spoke about his college experiences, where he “flunked” out of University of Washington for doing “everything except go to class.” Eventually, Oki said, he graduated from The University of Colorado with his MBA.

Former Microsoft Corporation executive Scott Oki talks about his life experiences and education reform at a lecture Monday. (Simon Li / Sun Staff Photographer)