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How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

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89 Business Cliches That Will Get Any MBA Promoted And Make Them Totally Useless

** Update: Some people couldn’t stop themselves from opening their kimonos after they read the original list. You really put your thinking caps on. You decided to chime in with some cliche classics of your own. We’re all on the same team here, rowing in the same direction, and it’s not about me, …

New Grads, Here's How To Spend Your Money Every Month

<i>This is the second in a four-part series for new grads on managing your finances. (Read the first article here, the third article here and the final one here.)</i><p>The word “budget” gets a bad rap.<p>It often makes people think of having to be frugal (another unpopular word) or of not being able to do …

10 Reasons Why Humor Is A Key To Success At Work

“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done<b>.</b>” – Dwight D. Eisenhower<p>Tasteful humor is a key to success at work, but there’s a good chance your co-workers aren’t cracking jokes or packaging information with wit on a regular basis–and your …

Why Every Job Seeker Should Have a Personal Website, And What It Should Include

Earlier this month I uncovered seven little-known facts about the job search process. I reported that 80% of job openings are never advertised; the average number of people who apply for any given job is 118; and only 20% of applicants ever get an interview, among other things—and today I …

4 Networking Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

Whether you’re looking for a job or not, you’ve probably been encouraged to “network, network, network!” more times than you can count. Are all those conferences and events you’re attending leading to new connections or opportunities?<p>No? You’re not the only one. Many networking newbies have …

5 Ways To Stand Out By Choosing A Niche To Lead

Anyone who says he’d like to be the next Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, or Seth Godin doesn’t understand what it takes to be a standout entrepreneur. Standouts don’t aspire to be like anyone else. Instead, they forge ahead in an underdeveloped niche and define that space.<p>In order to do big …

Be The One Who Gets The Promotion

Donald Asher has spent his career helping people get ahead. The author of 14 books, including <i>Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn’t, And Why</i>, Asher, 55, travels the globe talking to colleges, universities and MBA programs about career development. He also works as a career coach for executives who make at …

Top 32 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Live By

The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly. Especially when having to go out for startup fundraising. Choosing this career path is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed …

The 7 Ways Successful People Approach Their Work

When it comes to work, everyone has their own methods for getting tasks done.<p>But it turns out that the most successful people tend to have similar habits.<p>Or, so says Laura Vanderkam, author of a new mini e-book, “What the Most Successful People Do at Work.” (The e-book is the third in a series, …