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Morals and Business

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Watch this when you get a chance: “Character can be taught.” Of course it can, but most leaders and employees don’t think that way.

Question of the Day: I’m In Sales. Do I Need a Fancy Car?

Monday, April 15th, 2013

The following question was published in this weekend’s WSJ: Dear Dan, I don’t care about cars, never have. But I’m a sales executive, and people tell me I should own a nice car (BMW, Mercedes, etc.) to enhance my credibility to both my customers and sales team. I can afford either but would rather save […]

Harvey Mackay: Career Advice From the Masters

Monday, April 8th, 2013

I get a weekly email from Harvey Mackay. I thought I would share this one that I found in my inbox (it’s from January): Napoleon Hill, one of my favorite authors, devoted twenty years of his life to study what made people successful. His mentor, steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, helped Hill by giving him introductions […]

Salary.com’s 8 Most Overpaid and Underpaid Jobs

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

I’m not sure how Salary.com can call a job overpaid or underpaid. I thought these issues were based on supply and demand. Anyhow, their list: 8. Overpaid: Research veterinarian (Median Salary: $95,521) Underpaid: Pest controller (Median Salary: $27,959) 7. Overpaid: Hotel manager (Median Salary: $95,698) Underpaid: Police officer (Median Salary: $50,193) 6. Overpaid: Financial associate […]

Timely: What’s the Value of a College Degree?

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Thanks to Liz Weston (@LizWeston for linking to this on Twitter: What’s the value of college degree? In light of the post I put up yesterday, this is a timely article. I love this point (bold mine): Anthony Carnevale, the center’s director, explains why students need to pay attention to their earnings potential when picking […]

Greg Smith: Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Anyone seen this yet? Why I am Leaving Goldman Sachs. Mr. Smith’s problem with Goldman Sachs? To put the problem in the simplest terms, the interests of the client continue to be sidelined in the way the firm operates and thinks about making money. Tell me one commission-based company (or any company for that matter) […]

BusinessWeek: Ten Things Only Bad Managers Say

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Ten Things Only Bad Managers Say: If you don’t want this job, I’ll find someone who does. I don’t pay you to think. I won’t have you on eBay/ESPN/Facebook/etc. while you’re on the clock. I’ll take it under advisement. Who gave you permission to do that? Drop everything and DO THIS NOW! Don’t bring me […]

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