The three main pieces of advice I took away from my interview with Len is:
Choose a job that you’re passionate about!
When asked what advice he would give to someone starting in his field, Len said that you should love what you do. If you are expected to work hard and for long periods of time, you might as well pursue your hobby at the same time!
A good team communicates effectively and shares a consensual vision.
Len’s favorite part of his job is working with other people. He believes that a good team shares a singular goal or vision that they all strive towards. He also says that good teams will talk through problems and come to consensual agreements on how to solve those problems.
Your life does not have to revolve around one career.
When asked what would he change if he could go back in time, Len said that he would stay longer in school, and explore other topics he was interested in. What I take away from this, is that even though you might strive towards one career or job, it’s okay to also pursue other hobbies at the same time.