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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, [...]

May 7, 2012

The Alice In Wonderland Approach to Selecting a College (and Major)

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on The Alice In Wonderland Approach to Selecting a College (and Major)

700 words (2 – 3 minutes) I often look up the most recent articles on college statistics, and it seems that most of them – especially the articles about costs and graduation rates – still show that we are going in the wrong direction.  When I look at how the [...]

May 7, 2012

Can We Get the Tuna to Eat Mayonnaise?

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:48+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Individuals|Comments Off on Can We Get the Tuna to Eat Mayonnaise?

One of the ongoing jokes around my house is how to make things easier in life.  We joke about crazy stuff, like instead of having to add mayonnaise to tuna to make tuna salad, why not just get the tuna fish to eat mayonnaise so we wouldn’t have to add [...]

Nov 29, 2010

Can We Learn From Secretariat?

By | 2015-12-08T21:25:25+00:00 November 29th, 2010|Business|0 Comments

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 [...]

Nov 8, 2010

Talent Lessons Learned From the World Series

By | 2015-12-08T21:37:35+00:00 November 8th, 2010|Business|0 Comments

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, [...]