Old Campus Dreams

Is there a dream you’ve harbored from long ago, a dream that you’ve put aside because practical considerations make it too risky to pursue?  Or perhaps life’s demands keep getting in the way, pushing the dream further and further into the future.  As a Yale freshman I wanted to study the great books, to read the Bible and Homer, Plato and Shakespeare, and immerse myself in the Western canon.  But

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So you want to be an Entrepreneur…

“Don’t follow leaders/Watch the parkin’ meters” — Bob Dylan, “Subterranean Homesick Blues” If you really want to be an entrepreneur, and you will know if you do (because you can’t possibly imagine yourself wanting a “real job”), you must expand your realms of knowledge, hang out with odd people, and not settle into any comfortable job for very long right out of college or grad school.  Beware of the prestigious

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How much satisfaction does your current job provide you?

There is a lot being made of job satisfaction; and rightly so.  Gallup conducted a poll on job satisfaction and found that 90% of the workforce is not satisfied with work.  Organizations know that employee satisfaction is important because low-level employee engagement can result in a 33% decrease in operating income and an 11% decrease in earnings growth.  However, the workforce needs to understand the personal value of job satisfaction

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