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Do we now lip-service the importance of education?

Importance of education

Kinda feels like the same thing as an exec discussing “mission and vision.” Continue Reading

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Here’s why the traditional college model will probably never die

Here’s some research from Stanford University on what exactly first-stage investors (in startups) are looking for when they give money. The essential “elevator pitch” of the story is that an early-stage investor typically has 1,000 meeting requests in a year, has to choose… Continue Reading

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Life Key: Move away from fear, greed, and ignorance

Greed Fear Ignorance

This is kind of interesting. MIT has this project called “ULab,” which is designed to transform higher education. That’s a pretty complex topic to tackle, because a lot of the problems with higher education come from the context of how… Continue Reading

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Student loans will mentally devastate you

Student Loan Debt

I just paid Installment No. 1 of my graduate school student loans two days ago. I hit “Submit” on that online form, basically muttered to myself “Here we go…,” realized it was probably another 30 years until I’d be totally… Continue Reading

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A practical, vocational college major is a terrible fucking idea

Colleges Don't Prepare Students For Work

Honestly, sometimes when I look at the gap between “what universities do to prepare students” and “how potential employers view students,” I silently weep to myself. The gap between A and B is a fucking chasm; it’s about 1,000 times… Continue Reading

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Presentations: move from ‘telling’ to ‘asking’

It’s very rare that there’s any “conversational” aspect around business presentations. Maybe that needs to change — and fast. Continue Reading

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Where are the most U.S. citizens in debt? San Jose and McAllen, Texas apparently.

77 million American adults — which is one-third of the populace — have debt in collections right now. The average — remember, I just typed “average” — American with a credit file has $50,000 in debt. If you’re looking for… Continue Reading

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Do universities use inaccurate marketing to get students in the door, especially at the business/grad program level?

This is kind of an interesting topic to me for a variety of reasons. I went to grad school (two-year business program), struggled to get a job, finally did, and now regularly look back on the entire process and reflect. That’s… Continue Reading