How to trot not plod through the Year of the Dog

By Nicki Gilmour, Executive Coach and Organizational Psychologist The Year of the Rooster is over and the Year of the Dog is beginning in the Chinese (lunar) New Year. So, if January did not feel as good as you would have liked it to, or if you are now ready to get what you want,… Read More

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How Many Holes Does A Straw Have? The Correct Answer Explained Mathematically

How many holes does a straw have? This question has generated a lot of debate online. Recently BuzzFeed made a video that already has over 450,000 views. It’s amazing to see topology go viral like this! Topology is a branch of mathematics dealing with the study of shapes and spaces. And it was an important … Continue reading How Many Holes Does A Straw Have? The Correct Answer Explained Mathematically Read more ›

Positive Risks Payoff Big Time

There is a saying among old cowboys out West: “One man with courage is the majority.”

When I write about courage, intestinal fortitude, guts, and boldness to differentiate yourself, it’s not to encourage you to do stupid, risky things. I’m not looking for the daredevil mentality that causes you to rappel off the Brooklyn Bridge …

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What Does Institutional Equity Sales Do

Institutional salespeople at Morgan Stanley sell the firm’s security offerings to large institutional clients such as pension funds, hedge funds, mutual funds, and insurance companies. Associates enter either the institutional equity or fixed income division and then join a product specialty (or desk) within that division. Candidates are usually expected to have at least their […] Read more ›

Presidents’ Day Special: Math Homework From George Washington And Abraham Lincoln

For Presidents’ Day, we celebrate the birthdays of George Washington (February 22, 1732) and Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809). Both men understood the value of mathematics. Abraham Lincoln studied Euclid’s Elements to understand logical proof (details here). And here’s a quote from George Washington. “Without arithmetic, the common affairs of life are not to be … Continue reading Presidents’ Day Special: Math Homework From George Washington And Abraham Lincoln Read more ›

How to Ensure Your Brand Messages and Values Align

How do you ensure the messages your brand relays — in both overt and underlying messages — are in line with the values you aim to convey?

These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. YEC has also launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual …

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Why You Should Think About Google Featured Snippets Again for Your Brand

Recently Google announced an update of its Featured Snippets for both desktop and mobile search. This provides a personal brand’s website an opportunity to appear in top results with answers to the most pressing questions online. Answers are displayed in a descriptive box in several different formats, including video.

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So, You Want to Be a Futurist?

Where do you start?

How do you know when you’re done?

This second question is supposed to be funny. I hope you at least smiled.

I think the best way to start is by reading and watching what known and renowned futurists in your industry are doing. Also, by diving deep into areas where you …

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What Do Traders Do

This category includes traders and sales-traders in equity, fixed income, and worldwide markets. A salesperson does what you might expect: sells ideas (stocks and bonds to buy) to institutional customers to generate business (and commissions). A trader will buy and sell securities for a client or for the firm’s own account (this is called proprietary […] Read more ›

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10 Considerations Prior to Accepting a New Job

The job market seems much better lately, and more and more offers are being extended to applicants. Some move into the new positions from other jobs and others from being in transition. In both cases, those job seekers miss out if they don’t take a holistic approach to specific evaluation of the new opportunity.

Often, …

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Another Singapore Birthday Math Problem Stumps The Internet

This is not about the famous Cheryl’s birthday problem. According to Mothership, a Singapore math question on students’ birthday months has everyone stumped. Again. What is the question? It looks easy enough. “There are 37 students in a class. How many students, at the least, are born in the same month?” Okay, so I know … Continue reading Another Singapore Birthday Math Problem Stumps The Internet Read more ›

Voice of Experience: Susan Reid, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion Morgan Stanley

By Cathie Ericson At this point in her career, Morgan Stanley’s Susan Reid says that she understands now more than ever how important it is to build relationships – and that she wishes she had had a more concrete understanding as a new professional. “Like many younger people I focused quite a bit on building… Read More

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What Diversity Really Means

Lighthouse Research Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks hammered home the importance of culturally embedded diversity and inclusion practices. According to Deloitte, employees that rated their employers highly for both diversity and inclusionwere 80 percent more likely to say their organization was… Read more ›

How to Swing Back After a Business Venture Goes Awry

Even many of the most successful entrepreneurs have the experience of a business venture going wrong. The intricacies of business can cause a venture to falter, even if you’re not directly responsible for the downfall. Unfortunately, the many moving cogs of a new venture can cause you to overlook essential factors, resulting in a regretful …

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