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Back to School at 40

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“Always stay a student.”

— Frank Shamrock

The professor opened class with a simple statement.

“I assume everyone has the syllabus and all of the materials.”

Uh, I didn’t. I looked around the room and quickly ascertained that I was the only one. There was no sense in hiding.

I raised my hand to tell him. He wasn’t too annoyed. He simply said, “Open up Canvas and download it now, please.”

I said, “You got it,” but I thought, What the hell is ‘Canvas’?

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Business Career Learning

All of the Successful People I Know Have One Thing in Common

One of the perks of my job is that I am fortunate to sit in meetings with the leadership of the organization — President/CEO, COO, CFO, VP’s, fellow directors, managers, whomever.

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Business Career Life

Walking Away from My Dream Career Path Saved My Life

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“Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive.” 

— Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

I was dying to work for a Fortune 500 company.

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Books Business Career Knowledge Learning Lessons

10 Books That Are as Valuable as an MBA

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You can’t learn everything in school.

In fact, many of the greatest lessons are found outside of the classroom. As someone that went to graduate school (twice) and did get an MBA, I will not diminish it by saying that reading some books is the equivalent of completing a postgraduate degree. It’s not. I learned a great deal from reading case studies, listening to lectures, and engaging with my fellow students.

However, there there were some gaps that business school did not address.

To fill in those gaps, I turned to books.

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Business Work

When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Turn Down a Job

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This is the third entry in a three-part series on modern life in work and business – you can read part one here and part two here.

The call you’ve been awaiting finally arrives.

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Business Career Work

The Hellishness of a Ridiculously Long Daily Commute

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This is the second entry in a three-part series on modern life in work and business – you can read part one here.

I recently accepted a new job and the first question everyone asks isn’t “What’s the position?” or “What is the organization?” or even “Is it a promotion?” The question is, “Is it a shorter commute?”

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Business Work

Burnout, Arrogance, and Workaholism: The Problems with Corporate Finance

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This is the first entry in a three-part series on modern life in work and business.

In a darkened room lit only by the glow of a screen, you continue to hammer away.