For years, I refrained from disclosing details about my education unless asked directly. I was always afraid someone would think I was “bragging” and wouldn’t like me if I mentioned that I have an engineering degree from Stanford and an MBA from UC Berkeley.
It wasn’t until I attended a conference in Lean Startup principles that I decided to do something different.
“Oh, I’m sorry. I thought you were younger than you must be.”
It was the thousandth time I’ve heard that. Over the course of the conversation it came out that I had earned my MBA four years ago, which would put me in my thirties, instead of the barely-drinking-age that I look.