Do Superheroes Exist?

I recently watched another TED Talk, this one by Margaret Hefferman. (I’m watching a lot of TED.com lately.) She talks about the “pecking order” at work and the suppression of employees that aren’t the super stars. Her talk was captivating, especially because many think to themselves that this is “my company.” Maybe we work for […]

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Was Steve Jobs an Introvert?

Probably not. But Steve Wozniak was and maybe there’s some substance behind the idea of an introvert leading the extrovert. In fact, Wozniak has been quoted that the reason he could become an expert and invent the first Apple computer was because he stayed at home while growing up. Other thought leaders like Gandhi, Eleanor […]

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Naked and Afraid At Work

Have y’all ever seen the show Naked and Afraid? If you haven’t seen it, watch it, its hilarious. It’s on the Discovery Channel. It’s the typical reality TV format where two people show up naked (not so typical) and have to survive in the wilderness for 21 days with no food, water, or shelter. At […]

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Failed Math? So Did I.

I failed college algebra. Nearly failed finance. Then almost got kicked out of my MBA program for sinking my simulated company because of a tragic financial decision. However, I did graduate and got my MBA—barely. My boss would tell me to “use my MBA.” I was never really able to do that—because I had a […]

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Too Lazy to Write Less?

Well then you’ve found the right blog entry. Coming from a person that frequently writes a dissertation, this is lesson is for both of us. It’s true that you can write less and say more. William Shakespeare once wrote, “Brevity is the Soul of Wit.” We have something in common, we want to write less […]

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The Education Apocalypse: No Zombies Accepted.

Enrolling now. No tuition. MIT. Harvard. Stanford. Yale. The University of California. And this certainly isn’t the basis of a new episode of The Walking Dead. The frightening truth is that the cost of higher education continues to rise, with student debt exceeding $1 trillion. But it’s clear, based on the interest of top-tier universities, […]

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