I this week was sharing with someone the results of a test I took at b-school. We had to rank-order 20+ job criteria. Top of the list for me? Autonomy. Bottom? Money. A bit later, I saw a blog post shared in my Facebook feed that had this graphic: It’s from someone whom I don’t
One of the things I love doing is meeting with college students or recent graduates about life advice and career management topics. I cannot meet with everyone, but do the best that I can. This morning, I met with one of my son’s former high school classmates, whom I’ll call Bill to protect his privacy.
I’ve met so many amazing people in my life. One of the people whom I most admire is Torrence Boone. He and I first met when we were lowly plebes at Bain & Co. We were in the same training group, in a program that gathered all plebes from around the world and put us
I recently had a conversation with someone going through a “life reboot.” There are moments in life that are crossroads: changing jobs, ending a long-term relationship, moving, a spiritual epiphany, ending old habits, the death of a loved one, etc. I’ve written in the past about crossroads. IMO, however, I think certain crossroads involve a huge
When I was sitting where you are, back in 1989, I would’ve told you that I wanted to be a lawyer. I didn’t really know what lawyers do all day, but I knew they first had to go to law school, and school was familiar to me. I had been competitively tracked from middle school
I asked: “Why did you quit your hedge fund job, pack up everything you had and move to a new city to start a risky company?” He replied: “I wanted to minimize life’s regrets. You regret acts of omission, not acts of commission. You regret what you didn’t do rather than what you did do.” I