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Past Behavior Equals Future Performance

Interviewing Applicants is Better Than Evaluating Someone on Paper, But Real-World Tests Are The Best Indicators of Future Performance and Success. During the course of my 20-year career I have learned and put to the test a few universal truths. One, which was recently tried again and proved to be correct, relates to improving recruitment […]

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What Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action Means for Military Students

We decided to cover two perspectives (combined into one post) on the recent SCOTUS decision to expand upon the definition of Affirmative Action (AA) at UT Austin last week. One is our opinion of key takeaways following the landmark decision, the other gives more of a personal perspective on how Affirmative Action in Higher Education […]

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Do Officers Struggle With Transition?

In a Military-to-Civilian Transitioners group with almost 20K members I belong to on LinkedIn, I read a recent post on Why Commissioned Officers Struggle in Transition. We have been serving commissioned military officers and NCOs for the past 12 years and transition has been a recurring topic during this time. The author of the post (who’s […]

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Going Deeper on School Rankings

When should you use crossover rankings and exclusivity on lists? Both Bloomberg and Princeton Review have published their 2016 undergraduate b-school rankings. I realize these are not MBA specific. However, many Top 20 undergrad business schools also appear on lists of the best MBA schools. Many of these schools also appear in our rankings for […]

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More Perspective for Military Applicants on MBA Jobs & Internships

In response to a post called, The New Secret to Getting Hired, below are my recommendations to military candidates on how to secure a job or find an internship. The original post outlined the following keys to getting a job: – “More and more every day companies are hiring people recommended by their own employees.” […]

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More Insights on Transition & Networking

In a Military-to-Civilian Transitioners group with almost 20K members I belong to on LinkedIn, I read a post on 5 Things Veterans say are ‘Extremely Important’ during the Transition. Because “Networking” finished at the top of the list, I decided to delve deeper. What follows are more insights I would like to share with veterans […]

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Update on Internships

LinkedIn & Internships I – LinkedIn is a great location to inquire about internships. Business Insider said it best, “It’s time to graduate from Facebook and Snapchat to using social media to find people with whom to network.”  However, you can’t passively post your profile on LI and expect offers and important connections to come […]

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Career Advice On Extending MBA Degree for Military Officers

Today during my daily exposure to relevant info on the web, I uncovered a letter by Jeff Bezos to Amazon’s shareholders. When discussing Amazon University, Bezos revealed the following insight, “As many as half of major US employers now consider Amazon badges to be one of their top five criteria when determining whom to hire.” […]

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How Military Leaders Use Innovation In MBA Education & Employment

Recently, in America, there has been much attention given to the topic of innovation. It is being studied, analyzed and tracked as never before. So it’s only fitting that Reuters recently came out with their inaugural ranking of the world’s most innovative universities. Congratulations to both MIT and the University of Washington who were schools […]

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Credible Sources Veterans Should Trust On MBA Education

In this post I discuss why should you avoid the 2016 military-friendly education guides and I identify two sources you can count on to select an MBA school or graduate business degree program. I have recently been receiving more than my fair share of 2016 Guides to Military Education. These surveys are directed at veterans […]

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Goldman Sachs – Payoff Of A Business Degree

A new report surfaced this week from Goldman Sachs on the value of a college education. The report was  pessimistic and called for a revolution in Higher Ed, which is nothing new these days considering American students have accumulated $1.2T in college loan debt. Four topics stood out as important to me in the report. […]

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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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