Most MBA Applicants …

… apply to business school the same way. They have very similar backgrounds, use the same stories, focus on the same parts of the applications and hope to get into the same schools. Most MBA applicants are smart but here is the problem ... More >>


Thursday, August 30th, 2012 Admissions, Business School No Comments

One in a million

… is a dangerous concept. It describes the one thing that we think we want more than anything else. Sometimes it’s a job. Other times it’s getting into school or meeting that special someone. But sometimes can counting on  one in a million can be a dangerous thing? ... More >>


Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 Business School No Comments

(Good) Habits > Diets

Quick fix diets NEVER work.  They don’t work for losing weight. They won’t help you get a quick promotion at work.  And they certainly don’t work for quitting bad habits. ... More >>

Monday, August 27th, 2012 Business School 5 Comments

Fifteen more minutes

I am leaving on a trip Sunday morning, and the mere thought of going to the airport got me thinking. It got me thinking about the power of 15 more minutes. Let me explain. ... More >>


Friday, August 24th, 2012 Careers 2 Comments

Hurry up and wait …

is a classic thing that happens to most of us. It happens when for part of the time you are working as hard as you can to get something done, but then once you finish, you have to stop and have to wait wondering if hurrying was ever worth it. ... More >>


Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 Careers 2 Comments

Thunderstorms of noise

Over the past two weeks, we’ve had at least two thunderstorms in Chicago. And loud ones. A new friend of mine in Dallas also told me about thunderstorms they were having. Her comment got me thinking about all the noise around us today. ... More >>

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 Business School No Comments

Your friends’ friends

I recently got back from a pre-wedding celebration outside of the US. Not only was the trip fantastic but I also really connected with the people I met on the trip. The whole thing reminded of something really important. ... More >>


Saturday, August 18th, 2012 Leadership No Comments

Talking things through

One of the best ways to thing through decisions is to talk things through. It might sound simple but it can be powerful. Especially if you talk to someone that knows you well or to someone that knows more than you about the decision you are making. ... More >>


Thursday, August 16th, 2012 Business School No Comments

Doing the things you need

In today’s hyperactive Internet driven culture, it’s easier than ever to do anything – log on the net, check email, message your friends, get interrupted with work—except the things you really need. ... More >>


Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 Leadership No Comments

Business doesn’t like law, law doesn’t like business

It’s true much of the time. Think about it. Ask a business person a legal question and here’s what you’ll hear, “that sounds like something the lawyer should deal with. I don’t have time to think about such small details. I’m a big picture person.” ... More >>

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 Business School No Comments


I love quotes. Good quotes are not only fun to find but they can also be uplifting when you need them and inspiring to read if you find them at the right time. Some of my favorite people online feel exactly the same way. Cory Booker posts quotes at least a few times a week on Facebook. Fred Wilson tumbles a lot of quotes from the web. And Seth Godin includes quotes in many of his blog posts. ... More >>


Saturday, August 11th, 2012 Business School No Comments

Purpose of school

I’ve been thinking a lot about the purpose of education these days. And I’m not the only one. Every year thousand of people think about it, while they are taking entrance exams, trying to get into the best school they can. Then again when they’re taking professional exams. Trying to learn as much material as they can to go work in certain professions. In my view, the purpose of school often gets entirely lost. ... More >>


Thursday, August 9th, 2012 Business School No Comments

Having a sponsor

In today’s multi-dimensional, interconnected world, success in business is harder than ever before. Not only do you have to be hardworking, smart and a little bit lucky, but you also need as much help and support as possible. In fact, some people say that there’s nothing more important than having support if you want to make it to the top. I propose that one really good way to do that in business is to have a “Sponsor”. ... More >>

Sunday, August 5th, 2012 Business School No Comments

The importance of timing

Sometimes, there is nothing more important than good timing. When you’re applying to graduate school. Trying to find a new job. Hoping to get a promotion at your company. Or even looking to meet that special someone. No matter what the activity is, sometimes, timing can make all the difference. ... More >>


Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 Careers No Comments

Build things in

Have you ever thought you would do something a week or two from now, but it turned out that you didn’t have the time? Or maybe you were too tired so didn’t feel like it? But in retrospect you would have been much better off had you gone through with your original idea? ... More >>


Sunday, July 29th, 2012 Business School, Careers No Comments

Now what?

What do I do now? That’s the question people a lot of people are asking themselves.  MBAs that just finished business school. Law students that just finished the bar exam. Friends and colleagues that finished their big project that kept them captive at work. ... More >>

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Thursday, July 26th, 2012 Business School, Careers No Comments

It’s not half empty or half full

It’s not, “is the cup half full or half empty?” It’s “is there anyone around who’s thirsty & needs a drink?” -Cory Booker ... More >>

Saturday, June 30th, 2012 Leadership No Comments

MBA Internship Success

Thousands of MBAs finished their first year of business school just last week and went off into the workforce to start their summer internships. Some of them went into consulting. Others into banking and finance. And another group went to marketing, operations, general  management and a variety of other positions. But no matter which industry people went into, most of them do have two things in common. Not only do they want to do enjoy the experience but they also all want to  get an offer at the end of the summer. ... More >>

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 Business School, Careers No Comments

Graduation Ceremony

On Saturday, we had the final event as students here at Kellogg: Graduation.  Just like last year, this year’s commencement took place at the Northwestern football stadium. The ceremony started at 5pm (students had to arrive a bit earlier to get ready) and went until about 7pm. ... More >>

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Monday, June 18th, 2012 Business School 1 Comment

Our MBAs 25 Years From Now

As recent grads from business school, we all can’t help but wonder how the next few years will be. And how they will be different than if we hadn’t chosen to come to business school, or to Kellogg. Will we be happy? Will we make enough money over the next two decades? And will it be more now that we went to business school? And will we be married, will we stay in touch, and will we be glad we went through the journey? While those questions are undeniably hard to answer, one recent survey did get some good information from one class of MBAs 25 years ago. ... More >>

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Saturday, June 16th, 2012 Business School, Careers 2 Comments

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