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The Portfolio Career Option

Recommended for Young Milennials Early On in Their Careers I recently read a game-changing book by Charles Handy called, “The Empty Raincoat”. Because the book was ground breaking and ahead of its time, it consistently appears as one the best-selling business books of all time. Although it was originally published in 1994, Handy correctly predicts […]

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Will 10% Increase in Military Budget Mean More Education Spending?

Trickle Down Economics of Education According to Reuters, the White House has put in place a “historic increase in defense spending to rebuild the depleted military resources of the United States.” Specifically, the President’s budget recommends, “increasing defense spending by $54 billion or 10 percent.” “The defense boost would be balanced by slashing the same amount […]

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#1 Habit to Learn in BSchool

Why getting into the habit of challenging what you learn make so much sense. I am excited about today’s post. It covers a beneficial habit that will allow you to apply more knowledge when it comes to learning. Even better, it will give you a decisive edge on performance while you’re in school and later […]

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The Only Road To Live In Times Like These

There is much uncertainty, controversy and a lot of noise surrounding the election and its outcome. However, just as with the outcome of the election and many of the sporting events that happened this weekend and recently which have made history, certainty of outcomes are impossible to predict. I believe we all have personal, and/or […]

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Connect Events, Tell Stories, Get Jobs

Last time out, I wrote about how the definition of success and productivity are changing in business settings because of our hyperlinked world. I also mentioned the importance of teaching in the form of ‘narratives’ when evaluating academics at a school. Namely, how MBA students benefit from professors who can take research and explain it […]

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The World Favors Those Who Learn

Last week, I wrote about advancing in a world of uncertainty. While the world is no less certain this week, I have been thinking a lot more about education. Education is usually top of mind for me, but recently has become a recurring topic at work and home. Here are some takeaways I wanted to […]

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How to Advance When The World’s in Flux

I am writing this post in the afternoon prior to the first Presidential debate. This is an exciting and less obvious time in everyone’s life . It’s 44 days until the Presidential Election in the United States. Never in America’s history has there been a more disjointed, if not dysfunctional, election. Unrelated to this, during […]

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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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