My first job out of college ended up being a huge mistake. But, I recovered and took with me some lessons learned. Back in the Roaring 1980s, the hottest investment bank was Wasserstein Perella. The founders started a new M&A firm and proceeded to cherry pick very successful partners from other firms. A roster of
I left with plenty of time for a breakfast meeting in Harvard Square. Traffic was really bad, more so than usual. The breakfast place was loaded with people. I then realized it was Harvard Commencement, with today being Class Day. Thankfully, I arrived with time to spare. I sat there and observed all the students
Over the years, I feel fortunate that I know many of my kids’ friends. With two now packing up to head out of the house, I have heard many conversations about visiting colleges, applying to them, and, finally, moving off to one. So, I follow the college “scene” as a result. To that end, I
Eric told me about the Johnson O’Connor Foundation’s testing services. I looked it up and was intrigued. Two our older children recently went in for testing, and I sat in on the summary meetings with Foundation staff members Cindy Rosner and Jack Cunningham. It was pretty cool. The Foundation measures a person’s aptitudes–and, matches that
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.