我最近读了三本书：《杰克•韦尔奇自传》（Jack: Straight from the Gut，史诗般的传记）、《柔道策略》（Judo Strategy，如何击败竞争对手）、《终极企业家》（The Ultimate Entrepreneur ，关于击败竞争对手的传奇故事）。
Fortune's Brainstorm Tech Conference (July 22-24 in Aspen, Colo.) regularly brings together the best and brightest minds in tech innovation. Each week, Fortune will turn the spotlight on a different conference attendee to offer his or her own personal insight into business, tech, and entrepreneurship. This week, we asked Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie to answer 10 questions about his own education, the entrepreneurs he admires most, and industry advice for young entrepreneurs. His responses follow.
What was the last book you read?
My three most recent books are: Jack: Straight from the Gut (epic stories), Judo Strategy (how to kill the competition), The Ultimate Entrepreneur (epic stories on killing the competition).
What would you say to a group of young people looking to enter the tough job market?
Now is as good a time as any to start a company, and there's an infinite amount of opportunity in the world today. Every product category is facing significant disruption by new technologies and services that bring better value to customers through more direct and simplified approaches. And if that doesn't work out, we're hiring.
What would you do if you weren't working at your current job?
Doing something with 3-D printing, attempting to change our broken health care system using technology, or living in my parents' basement.
What was your biggest missed opportunity?
The great thing about the technology market is new opportunities show up every couple of years, like clockwork. When you hit on something big, it only lasts for a couple of years max; and if you miss something big, you can always catch the next wave. Your job is to always be recorrecting so no opportunity is ever fully missed.
What was the most important thing you learned in school?
How backwards school is. We spend most of our time learning about what happened in the past, but so little time is spent teaching students how to build the future. This leads to people being great at rote memorization, but ill-prepared for creating progress and change in the world. We need to do a way better job at educating and training students for how drastically different our economy will look in just 10 years.