…ofessor Christensen that you don’t often* have the luxury of thinking about these deeper questions. When I talk to college students that are about to jump into the working world, I often use the analogy of whitewater rafting. They are about to get into a boat with folks (their team, their company, their significant other) and push off into the river. And once they jump in, the current will sweep them up and their ability to maneuver the boat will be limited. They’ll be focused on avoiding rocks, holding on, and not capsizing. But once in awhile, they will enter a smooth patch of water, and they will have the opportunity to look around and decide which stream and which direction they want to go next.