How to answer a rather random business case interview question
I was chatting with Jessica the other day and she mentioned how she was blindsided with a really strange interview question that went like this: How many golf balls are sold in Can
Lazy children aren’t allowed to fail in Canada
..and it’s not doing them any favours. In my mind, the main reason why I feel education of children is far better in France (and possibly other parts of Europe but i haven
Becoming a freelancer (Part 2): The reality of being an independent freelancer
I get a lot of these emails from people asking me how they can become a freelancer after graduating college, or how they can freelance in an industry or a job they’re current
We are happiest when we’re paid by the hour
Using cross-sectional data from the US, two studies found that income was more strongly associated with happiness for individuals paid by the hour compared to their non-hourly coun
When should you go back for your MBA if you have a business school degree?
I’ve had plenty of friends go back to get their MBAs. I think I might be one of the few out of my business school who HASN’T gone back to get a post-graduate degree at
6 ways you can become more persuasive in your life
The book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, looks like it’s an interesting read. You can also watch a video overview of how these 6 ways break down: ..but for your conv
Western education is going down the toilet
So in a follow-up to my post about how we should stop seeing it as a bad thing to fail, I thought I’d share some observations I’ve had over the years of watching my mot
A college degree doesn’t necessarily mean you have any skills
I read a few interesting articles over the past few days that I thought would segue nicely with my previous post: Who really needs a college degree anyway? A college degree was an
Who really hates their jobs?
In the (free) newspaper 24 Hours, they posted under Your Career on Monday November 19th 2012, the occupations who really hate their jobs with data taken from Payscale.com: Biggify
Are we more interested in our own status than making more money?
In a book I really enjoyed Theof Choice, it stated: “In most cases, more than half of the respondents chose the options that gave them better relative position. Better to be