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How to Write an Awesome Recommendation

If you’ve decided to write a recommendation for someone, you’re awesome. The best kinds of people are the ones that spend their time and energy helping other people advance. I’ve

How to Be a Selfish A** in Job Interviews

One birthday, I had dinner at a restaurant with some friends. I did the inviting and reserving, and we were all still recovering from major MBA student debt, so when

Top 10 Tools for Your Creative MBA Essays

You are applying to business school and you are ready to tackle your MBA essays when suddenly, you realize that plugging through weeks or months of GMAT study, revising your resume to make

3 Things to Do Before You Quit

It’s that magical time of year when ambitious young professionals everywhere quit their hard-earned jobs and shuffle off to that hallowed realm we call “The MBA Program.” It’s a small-scale

How to Write an Awesome Recommendation

If you’ve decided to write a recommendation for someone, you’re awesome. The best kinds of people are the ones that spend their time and energy helping other people advance. I’ve helped thousands of people get into their dream MBA programs

The 8 things every business leader must do before 8AM

Before 8AM, be absolutely sure to… Sleep one hour Sleep another hour Sleep a third hour Keep sleeping, this time for an hour Sleep Sleep for 60 consecutive minutes Sleep for one last hour If time permits, drink a glass of

The One Thing That Changed How I Think About Risk

Last month, I left a comfortable job, affordable apartment, and plenty of good friends in New York City to move to a foreign country for an internship in a new industry (Career Protocol, wink wink, nudge nudge). It was big

Real Leaders Don't Use the Word “Led”

Stop right now and look at your resume. Do you have one or more bullets that start with the word “Led”? You have to get rid of it. The word “led” is a surefire way to identify yourself as an

How to Be a Selfish A** in Job Interviews

One birthday, I had dinner at a restaurant with some friends. I did the inviting and reserving, and we were all still recovering from major MBA student debt, so when the check came, we shared an awkward moment. It was

Top 10 Tools for Your Creative MBA Essays

You are applying to business school and you are ready to tackle your MBA essays when suddenly, you realize that plugging through weeks or months of GMAT study, revising your resume to make it MBA-ready, corralling two or more recommenders, and crafting your

Something really important the toilet taught me

When I was 8, I drank toilet water. I was playing truth or dare with some friends, and even at that young age, I was never one to back down from a challenge. The fact that I actually followed through

3 Things to Do Before You Quit

It’s that magical time of year when ambitious young professionals everywhere quit their hard-earned jobs and shuffle off to that hallowed realm we call “The MBA Program.” It’s a small-scale mass exodus all over the world. It’s always a relief