Some woman rock climbing

It happens all the time. We are bombarded with advice – fashionable, trendy advice. “Fat is the devil!” (1990s) “Buy as much house as you can afford!” (Early 2000s) Everybody around us has been seeing the results. Our parents and the media give a stamp of approval. It all makes so […]

It’s an owner’s world, and you can take your career in one of two directions. The first is to join the class who reaps the good or bad of their contributions to society. The second is to serve one of these owners. There are common conceptions about both paths. Business […]

In the dance that is the modern job search, you will likely hear from recruiters selling the next great move for your career. Many will promise while few will deliver, which often frustrates job seekers. However, the best recruiters have the potential to fast track your climb, not only with one opportunity, but […]

In 2010, I crashed my first career event at Princeton University. I certainly was not an Ivy Leaguer, neither by pedigree, nor by intellectual grunt. It was a fortunate, but largely accidental mistake that had a large impact on my mindset going forward. That was during my sophomore year – all that […]

Ways Great Traders Think
January 23, 2016

In college, I became fascinated with the financial markets. There is a certain amount of lore that surrounds trading – some rooted in legitimacy, and some outdated or utterly false. Movies like Trading Places show the raucous trading pits that once existed at the financial exchanges, and books like Liar’s […]

In your web travels, I’m sure you’ve scrolled to the bottom of a major blog or a company page, and come across a bunch of badges: “As seen in [media outlet]”. Despite all of the talk about old media’s demise, the big names in news still stand tall today. Brands […]

I’m excited to share this post because there is so much to gain from relationships with scholars and experts in your field. Reaching out to academics is one of the best and most underutilized steps that a person can take to learn their field and build credibility. -A quick note […]

The political networking game is a bit different than the one for finance. Generally speaking, the bar is set lower for obtaining cold contact information, but because of that (more competition), you’ll have to be more creative in getting a hold of the figures that you seek. Let’s make a […]

Last post, we talked about a framework for finding and interacting with game changing people. If that post supplied a gun, then this update offers ammunition. Before we dive in, just a quick, preachy editorial note: We all knew the kid in high school who was a total jerk to […]