With OpenAI and other LLM companies demonstrating the amazing potential of an AI future, It’s become an almost unavoidable question: what should we teach students. I hear all the time about bringing more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education to our schools. I watch (with horror) as some politicians and others try to shift […]
I’ve been very fortunate and have learned a ton about how companies work, who succeeds and what works. I try to distill my observations into practical insights.
I’ve gathered a few bits of wisdom and career advice that I’d like to share from my own experiences (and mistakes), listening to my Hult Business students and working with hundreds of entrepreneurs and innovators. This career advice applies equally to both those early or those later in their careers. Some notes: I have found that the
What if We Could Control What People Think about Us? The opinions other people form and adjust about us can be critical personally and professionally. People’s opinions of us give us our practical authority, our ability to influence and our ability to draw satisfaction from our work. Managing expectations is a skill that can be
As my @Hultbiz class of 2016 gets ready to graduate later this week, I’ve been thinking a lot about what advice to give them about getting ahead professionally in an increasingly competitive world. I’d like to offer something beyond simple platitudes like “work hard,” “know what you want,” and “be your own advocate.”
As my graduate students @hultbiz near their graduation, I thought I’d share some practical ideas about finding a great job that I’ve be sharing piecemeal with them as they’ve asked: Build and actively manage your professional network. This is more than just going to job fairs. With apps like Meetup and incredible events and organizations, there
One of my Masters students @Hultbiz asked me what advice I would offer as he takes his next step into the corporate world. Here is my advice below: 1. Define and follow productive daily routines to improve health, learning and relationships. @tferriss is a great resource 2. Your next 5 years are 99% about learning. Make decisions
Is explicit skin-in-the-game the reason that lean and agile are so novel and impactful? Would you rather fly on a plane controlled by the world’s best pilot remotely from a control center or on a plane flown by an average pilot in the cockpit of your plane? I know my answer. In the old models of building
I’ve been struck by how many times I’ve heard people say – “I hate marketing” or “I hate being marketed to.” While I’ve probably said the same thing myself, I feel myself nonetheless getting defensive. It makes me uneasy. I would argue that what they’re really saying is that they hate BAD marketing. They dislike being
I’ve been working with real estate agents to help them market themselves online. In many ways, online profiles are like first interviews. They are the first place that customers (or employers) go to learn about you – often before they’ve met you. And, like many real world first interviews, they can often be rambling and disorganized.
“I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” Mark Twain With words, it’s very easy to confuse quantity with quality. Here are some ideas about how to get to the point: Pretend your audience are children Outline everything, de-dupe and then cross out anything not absolutely relevant Write in
Turning ideas into sharable emotional journeys But, I’m not a salesperson Despite their sometimes sketchy reputation, sales skills are amongst the most valuable in life. We’re constantly selling ourselves and our ideas. We sell ourselves to our potential partners, friends and employers. Much of our daily communication is largely about selling our ideas. Think about
I have a hypothesis: The single largest factor in success is how a person/group uses time. More specifically, their ability to be patient at the right times and impatient at the right times. Some examples: – Investors who can afford to spend a little time/money to let 10’s or even 100’s of investments pass by
When you get stuck on a hard problem, here are 6 questions that might help get you unstuck. If I had all the time, resources and money in the world, how would I solve this problem? Often un-bounding yourself from known limitations will provide insights that could apply within your limitations Where else has this