took a train yesterday to ucsb to say hey to the daily nexus

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in the middle of the greatest school in the world is the greatest college paper in the world

and yesterday i was invited to speak to them after their first year being primarily digital

i took the train because the thesis of the hour was do shit differently

and id never taken the train to ucsb before

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when it was all over, they cracked up a special bottle of scotch, we drank for a little while

and then i was sped off to the train station by the beautiful outgoing EIC and her personal driver

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then i took the train home as the sun set over the pacific

and i wondered if i hit all the themes i wanted to hit

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i told them to work twice as hard as they did last year for the next four years.

i told them the truth, which is, most of the people they are peers with are easily beat if they did one thing:

produce twice as much stuff, master social media, and if you can’t do that: just use social media, omg.

somehow the details as to how i got fired and banned from the daily nexus were divulged

which provided some nice comic relief

but the main point i had was just work your ass off for the years youre in college

and the first couple years out of college and you’ll be shot out of a cannon.

i think that sunk in.

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it was very nice to be in that magical office again

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and strangely, super nice to hang out downtown santa barbara for an hour.

might have to do it again sometime.