Jan 22 2015

Take a Page from Julia Child’s Cookbook for Career Change

 Julia Child, the woman who changed America’s way of cooking and eating, didn’t start out as a chef. She offers many lessons, and they’re not all about cooking.

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Jan 09 2015

Determination in the Job Search Gets You Far

Call it what you will—persistence, determination, toughness, tenacity, mule-like stubbornness. By any name, it’s the single biggest determinant of job-search results. No job-search strategy trumps a person’s sheer ability to keep at it. Why is that? What makes it hard to persist? And what can you do about it? The single biggest problem you face […]

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Dec 21 2014

Happy Birthday to the Anti-Steve Jobs

It’s 11 feet long and 7 feet high, weighs 5 tons and is remarkably relevant to Silicon Valley. It comprises 8,000 separate parts. (Astonishingly, the inventor’s original plan called for no less than 25,000 parts.) An imposing metal contrivance, the very peak of the machinist’s art, it would make the ultimate Christmas gift for any […]

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Oct 28 2014

LeBron James and Leonardo Share a Core Value: Lifelong Learning

Today, a prospective employer might look at Leonardo’s resume and be troubled by his seeming lack of focus. Leonardo, though, was not a jack of all trades and master of none. He was a master of many, and his mastery came about because he never stopped learning. Never stop learning and opportunities will never stop […]

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