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Elite Universities Are Breeding Grounds for Insecure Overachievers

End the cycle by building an A-team of friends

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In college, I dreamed about getting into Stanford Business School. That seemed like the ticket to a successful and good life. Then, in 2002, when the then dean of admissions called to tell me I had been admitted, I hung up and cried — it felt like the culmination of years of…