Jared Koh

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Teaching a Debt Perspective to 12-Year-Olds

A few weeks ago, my buddy and former HBS classmate, Allan, asked me if I’d like to give a talk about my debt pay-off to the youth group that he leads …

How to read emotions and influence people

BBC Future reviews some of the simple tricks you can use to assert your influence on your unwitting friends and colleagues.<p>Human behaviours are governed by superstition, repetition and cliches, which makes us easy targets for mind tricks. If you know the secrets, you could use them to your …

Psychology

Write a Resume Summary That'll Stop Recruiters in Their Tracks

How long will recruiters spend on your résumé before deciding to toss it in the recycle bin? Six seconds, says online job search site The Ladders. That’s about 20 to 30 words.<p>So how do you write those first few lines of your resume—the summary section—to compel the recruiter to keep reading? How do …

Employment

Linguistic Mistakes Everyone Has to Stop Making in 2014

Perhaps more than others, writers can fall into bad habits. (By <i>writers,</i> in this case, I mean anyone who puts his or her thoughts down in words.)<p>Words are everywhere, and many are strung together recklessly. People tend to pick up errant usages as easily as black velvet picks up lint.<p>The latest …

Are Leaders Born Or Made? (And How To Be One)

Can your genes make a difference to your career? The question is as old as the nature-versus-nurture debate.<p>While there are distinct genetic combinations that can give you an <i>advantage</i>, we know there’s no escaping Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule for career success: If you want to get ahead you …

How to Accept a Compliment (Without Complicating It)

Most of us are out there in there in the world giving it our all. Looking good, working hard, being a true friend, an attentive parent, a dedicated employee and a contributing member to society takes a lot time and energy. I mean, just drying my hair takes a solid 43 minutes. It's not easy being …

How to Name a Baby

The first time a friend of mine had a child, it was intensely jarring.<p>I'd be living my normal day, and then the thought would hit me -- "Matt has a <i>son</i>" -- and my whole world would get turned upside down.<p>Three years and six friend babies later, I'm 32 and have numbed to the whole thing considerably. …

Is the Tea Party's Issue with Obama a Racial One?

The examples are plentiful: Rep. Joe Wilson shouting <i>"You Lie!"</i> to President Obama from the House Chamber. Rep. Ted Yoho (FL) responding with <i>"I'm not gonna comment"</i> when asked if Obama's a "born American." Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) saying he doesn't want to be associated with Obama because <i>"it's like</i> …

Gen Y Meets Unentitled Reality

Happiness is the most sought-after emotion, but it's also the most elusive. However, there's actually a simple formula for the pursuit of happiness. It equals reality minus expectations, according to the blog "Wait But Why."<p>This logic is presented in the article "Why Generation Y Yuppies are …

Why are Americans giving up their citizenship?

<b>The number of Americans giving up their citizenship has rocketed this year - partly, it's thought, because of a new tax law that is frustrating many expats.</b><p>Goodbye, US passport.<p>That's not a concept that Americans contemplate lightly. But it's one that many of them seem to be considering - and …

When Organized Religion Becomes a Cult

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p><i>The distinction between cult and religion lies squarely in how those leaving or those wanting to leave are treated</i><p>Diane Benscoter tells her harrowing story of leaving the "Moonie" cult. In …

Singapore domestic workers' day off

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1013000/1013768_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524617349_87e14b248d5c7236853c2055db1adc73<p><b>It is Sunday, and a chorus of Tagalog and Bahasa Indonesia greets shoppers at the Lucky Plaza mall along Singapore's Orchard Road. Hundreds of foreign</b> …

Lessons From Generation Z

I was never sure which generation I belong to, but I always instinctively shoved myself into the youngest one, the one that marketers are trying to crack. I proudly spoke of my habits and views of the world whenever I found myself in a creative meeting addressing the needs of a younger demographic. …

Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Say hi to Lucy.<p>Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She's also part of a yuppie culture that makes up a large portion of Gen Y.<p>I have a term for yuppies in the Gen Y age group -- I call them Gen Y Protagonists & Special Yuppies, or GYPSYs. A …

Leadership Lessons From LEGO

<i>My colleague Ken Perlman is a devoted father of two girls. He feels that many of the lessons learned in fatherhood apply, on a certain level, to teaching our clients change leadership. Here he shares the parallels between building a complex LEGO set with his daughter</i><i>s</i> <i>and coaching a client through</i> …