Postscript 1: A few folks have pointed out that “Purpose” and “Leader” (or “Leader / Purpose Fit”, to be more precise) are analogous to the primary two criteria investors look at while evaluating a company — “Market” and “Founder / Market Fit”. This makes perfect sense, since when you choose a company, you are choosing to invest your most valuable asset — you.
What these young graduates often forget is that people like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos or the latest poster boy Elon Musk slogged for years, worked in anonymity, sharpening their skills to the point of perfection before jumping onto their grand idea. To put things in perspective, Elon Musk took many years to self-learn the nuts and bolts of rocket science and electric automobiles, literally. But all we want to see is the end product — SpaceX and Tesla.