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Sep 11, 2012

College, the Economy, and the American Dream

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 September 11th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on College, the Economy, and the American Dream

If that dream is financial independence, living on their own without help from their parents, and no debt - then the best thing we can say is that things are NOT working out so well right now.

Aug 6, 2012

Most Affordable Colleges

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 August 6th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on Most Affordable Colleges

Newsweek and The Daily Beast published their 2012 rankings for Most Affordable Colleges, and MIT is ranked #1. So how does a school that costs $55,720 a year get ranked the most affordable? The rankings take into account not only the average annual costs, but also the average amount of [...]

Jul 26, 2012

College Applications and Major Choices, Calm Before the Storm

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 July 26th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on College Applications and Major Choices, Calm Before the Storm

It is the time of year for upcoming high school seniors to start thinking about which colleges they will apply to.  Last year the US News reported on a National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) study that showed students were applying to more colleges than ever, with 77% applying to [...]

May 7, 2012

How Is Choosing College Like The Frog In Boiling Water?

By | 2012-05-07T11:05:38+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on How Is Choosing College Like The Frog In Boiling Water?

We all have heard the story about the frog who jumps into a pot of water.  When he (she?) jumps in, the water is room temperature, so it decides to hang out there for a while.  Then someone turns on the burner under the pot, and gradually the water starts [...]

May 7, 2012

BCS Rankings and College Admissions

By | 2012-05-07T11:04:04+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on BCS Rankings and College Admissions

Do you know a student who wants to attend a college where there is ‘Big-time’ football program?  Now that the BCS rankings are out and the Bowl game match-ups are decided, it is easy to find schools that match this criteria. But if you are the one paying for the [...]

May 7, 2012

Can We Learn From Secretariat?

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on Can We Learn From Secretariat?

My wife and I went to see the movie ‘Secretariat‘ last night and we were thoroughly entertained.  Although I was a teenager when this horse ran for the Triple Crown in 1973, I could still remember some of the details of the story – like the margin of victory in [...]

May 7, 2012

Happy Workers = More Productive Workers

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on Happy Workers = More Productive Workers

Approx 480 words (2-3 minute read) I just read a post that quoted Shawn Achor stating that happy workers produce more, and I wonder how many people (i.e., employers) are surprised by this.  I like to follow Shawn’s stuff.  He’s a Texas guy who ended up going to Harvard and [...]

May 7, 2012

Talent Lessons Learned From the World Series

By | 2012-05-07T11:02:35+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on Talent Lessons Learned From the World Series

A recruiting site that I monitor published a good article today by John Sullivan that lists 8 talent management lessons businesses could learn from the World Series: Identify critical success factors and prioritize around them Continuous talent swapping is needed Contingent labor and role players add agility Performance triumphs age, [...]