Advice

If you want happiness

If You Want Happiness…

If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a month – get married. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else. – Chinese Proverb

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MBA Survivor Advice

MBA Advice

So, you are considering going back to school to get your MBA. Let me share my experiences with grad school. I worked for Deloitte Consulting in DC for four years right after finishing my undergrad studies in math and computer science at Boston College. After my first year, I decided I wanted to go to Georgetown to get my M.S. in Computer Science (and play 3 more years of college ultimate frisbee). The most important questions that Deloitte asked me in the process were “what do you want to be able to do in a few years with a master’s

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Pricing Sensitivity Strategy Tactics

Pricing Sensitivity, Strategy, and Tactics

Price sensitivity blog post by Josh Spector Most people underprice because they misunderstand price sensitivity. Buying decisions are primarily about whether or not something is worth spending ANY money for – not about the specific amount. How many people who would buy a $25 product wouldn’t buy it for $40? Not many. They’re assessing whether or not it’s worth paying for at all – not the price point (within reason).   The Relative Pricing Pyramid: How To Charge More For Your Products & Services As A Writer   The Hidden World of Pricing: Uber, Trulia, Etsy, Superhuman & More The

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Speed of Trust Tree

Build Trust

“Business moves at the speed of trust.” – Stephen Covey We have learned that trust is the single most important factor in building personal and professional relationships. Trust is the glue that binds followers and leaders together. Trust implies accountability, predictability, and reliability. Trust must be built day by day because it calls for consistency. It is the leader’s responsibility to actively develop trust in them from the people around them. T – Time – Take time to listen and give feedback on performance R – Respect – Give someone respect, and they will return it with trust U – Unconditional

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Mistakes Try Fail Success

Keeping Mistakes in Perspective

“The better a man is, the more mistakes he will make, for the more new things he will try. I would never promote to a top-level job a man who is not making mistakes…otherwise, he is sure to be mediocre.” – Peter Drucker John Maxwell created this acronym to keep our mistakes in perspective: M – Messages that give us feedback about life I – Interruptions that should cause us to reflect and think S – Signposts that direct us to the right path T – Tests that push us toward greater maturity A – Awakenings that keep us in

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Choices Add Value to Talent

Choices Add Value to Talent

“Destiny is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for. It is a thing to be achieved.” – William Jennings Bryan 13 choices to maximize any person’s talent: Belief lifts your talent Passion energizes your talent Initiative activates your talent Focus directs your talent Preparation positions your talent Practice sharpens your talent Perseverance sustains your talent Courage tests your talent Teachability expands your talent Character protects your talent Relationships influence your talent Responsibility strengthens your talent Teamwork multiples your talent

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Attitude Ticket to Success

Attitude

Attitude is an inward feeling expressed by outward behavior. Attitude colors every aspect of your life like the mind’s paintbrush. Attitude is the vanguard of your true self. Attitude’s root is inward but its fruit is outward. Attitude is your best friend or worst enemy. Attitude is more honest and consistent about you than your words. Attitude is your outward look based on your past experiences. Attitude is what draws people to you or repels them. Attitude is never content until it is expressed. Attitude is the librarian of your past. Attitude is the speaker of your present. Attitude is

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College Freshman Investing Advice

Prof Malloy asked several friends for any college freshman investing advice they would give to a college freshman who is interested in learning about the basics of investing. Here are several responses and book recommendations to help students learn about investing. Disclaimer: these are people’s personal opinions (anonymized) and none of this is certified financial planner advice.   Quick answer as I’m sitting with my coffee Is to tell them to go buy the book, The Richest Man in Babylon. That is the best summary of the fundamentals to saving and investing. With that foundation set they can get more

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MBA Survivor Advice

MBA Advice

So, you are considering going back to school to get your MBA. Let me share my experiences with grad school. I worked for Deloitte Consulting in DC for four years

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Speed of Trust Tree

Build Trust

“Business moves at the speed of trust.” – Stephen Covey We have learned that trust is the single most important factor in building personal and professional relationships. Trust is the glue

Read More »
Attitude Ticket to Success

Attitude

Attitude is an inward feeling expressed by outward behavior. Attitude colors every aspect of your life like the mind’s paintbrush. Attitude is the vanguard of your true self. Attitude’s root

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