Don’t Just Thank Vets, Be An Outlier on Veterans Day 2015

With any holiday that marks the celebration of a special day, Veterans’ Day is designed as a one-day event. Here’s why it is in danger of becoming one and why it shouldn’t. As America has done with most of its other holidays, Veterans’ Day receives a lot of attention. But, I would suggest that much […]

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Living Longer Means More Jobs & Career Paths

In my last post I set the stage for predicting a New Era of MBA #NewEraMBA. As part of this exercise, I welcomed everyone who reads or refers to this series of posts to join me in putting our heads together and predicting the future of MBA. The one ground rule I established last time […]

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Look To Markets & Social Change for New Era of MBA

What does a New Era of MBA mean to you? I think it’s important to know the current and future direction of the MBA. So, several months ago I decided to figure some things out. I wanted to put traditional assumptions in the background and re-learn: 1) what the MBA credential is all about?;  and, […]

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A Military Applicants Edge on MBA

In my last post, I wrote about the movement to quality of military applicants in MBA Admissions. Which means you will have to earn your way into MBA school on the merits of your application and interview. It also means that serving in military in and of itself will not be enough to get you […]

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Move to Quality Military Applicants in MBA Admissions

Over the summer through this fall, there has been a noticeable movement to quality of military applicants in MBA admissions. Which means that your military status alone may no longer have as much benefit as it once did. We are living in an era where military candidates can score slightly lower on a GMAT exam […]

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When Should Military Veterans Start a Business?

There has recently been more activity which encourages business startups among military transitioners. Two weeks ago, we posted information and perspective on The Veterans Entrepreneurial Transition Act. Authors of the bill are attempting to pass legislation which would allow veterans to use benefits from their Post-9/11 G.I. Bill as collateral to start-up a business. I […]

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A Dad’s Advice To His College-Aged Sons

I wrote the following email to both of my sons earlier this week. It’s about surrounding themselves with the right people. I think this topic applies equally well to mentors and networking in degree programs or at work. It serves as a good reminder which leads to happiness and overall success in life. I felt […]

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A Call to End For-Profit Education in the U.S. Military

It’s time to do away with for-profit education (FPE) in the U.S. military. Since 2012 when I initially covered the topic of for-profit providers and the resulting misfortunes on the education of military veterans, it has proven problematic and been mired in controversy. At that time, the Student Veterans Association (SVA) revoked charters at dozens […]

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How do we pay for college?

On July 20th, Sallie Mae released its report on How America Pays for College in 2015. Some key findings include: ∙ While the cost of enrollment is increasing, borrowing to pay for college is more under control. 60% of families did not borrow any money to pay for college and only 16% of students actually […]

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Where MBA is Headed for Military Veterans

Seeing the MBA Degree More Clearly for Military Students

I just returned from the annual MBA conference, hosted by GMAC, which was attended by nearly 800 MBA schools worldwide. As the main industry event, outcomes of this conference determine future directions and developments for all things MBA. Here’s my take on what to expect with a clear eye toward what it means for all of […]

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Nation’s Top Entrepreneurs Identify Military Leaders As Great Hires

In a recent post titled, Three Key Attributes of Every Great Hire, I read some excellent advice given by Rahim Charania of the Young Entrepreneur Council. YEC represents some of the most well-respected minds in Entrepreneurship today. Mr. Charania recommends that employers focus on the 3 most valuable attributes of great hires, which are: #1 […]

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Build Relationships (Part #2 Blog Series)

Build Relationships

My recent posts have focused on the three competitive advantages military applicants have over their civilian peers. These are: 1) national service; 2) get-it-done leadership; and, 3) teamwork from the ground up. This week, I move into the area of building a professional network. Remember, this series of posts was originally adapted from Reid Hoffman, […]

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The Competitive Advantages of Leadership & Teamwork

This is my second post on the competitive advantages military have over civilian applicants. Last time I wrote about the advantages of national service. This week will focus on two other areas of competitive advantage military leaders enjoy which are: 1) teamwork from the ground up; 2) get-it-done leadership. It’s important to note, the competitive […]

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