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
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 ›
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 …
Think Act Succeed “You are growing into consciousness, and my wish for you is that you feel no need to constrict yourself to make other people comfortable.“ Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me Read more ›
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 ›
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 ›
Think Act Succeed “Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.“ Jesse Jackson Read more ›
Think Act Succeed “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.“ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read more ›
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.
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.
Think Act Succeed “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.“ Michael Jordan Read more ›
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 ›
I’m just finishing up my second week working full-time at BambooHR, a company that loves and lives company culture and serving people. I am pinching myself wondering if this is really real, and when will it end. To say I was jaded because of my past experience at my last real job, getting laid off […] Read more ›
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.
Think Act Succeed “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.“ Harriet Tubman Read more ›
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 ›
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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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 ›
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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