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The Crazy Difficult Linguistics Question That 13-Year Olds Are Asked When Applying For Britain's Top Prep School

Eton is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in the world. Started in 1440, it has educated everybody from current Prime Minister David Cameron to Princes William and Harry.<p>It's also spectacularly difficult to get into. Reddit user ViktorBir posted the examination for the King's …

Linguistics

25 Psychological Traps That Lead 'Good' People To Commit Fraud

So what exactly leads otherwise normal and hardworking people to cross the line? That's the subject of a paper by Dr. Muel Kaptein of the Rotterdam School Of Management.<p>We've collected some of the key insights and cognitive biases as a guide of what to look out for in a workplace.<p><i>Thanks to Dr.</i> …

Psychology

7 Things I've Learned About Being A Manager On Wall Street

How does one get into middle management? You have to master the many aspects of your initial job. This could be anywhere from building models to painting decks to auditing the many line items of a company. Whatever it is you do, you have to be a rock star, you will probably have "seen it all", and …

Wall Street

Student Test Scores Show That 'Grit' Is More Important Than IQ

Nope. It's '<i>grit</i>,' more than anything else.<p>Through her research at the University of Pennsylvania — and firsthand experience teaching in New York City's public schools —psychologist Angela Duckworth has found that the ability to withstand stress and move past failures to achieve a goal is the best …

IQ

Even The Simplest Praise Can Make All The Difference To Your Coworkers

In the summer when I was in college I would sometimes go to the open gym at James Madison University to play basketball. One night I was idly shooting jumpers on an open basket when I heard someone whistle.<p>I turned. "Hey, we need one more," he said. "Run with us."<p>My heart sank. The guy asking was …

James Madison

11 Reasons Why It's Better To Get A CFA Than An MBA

It's a great question. While the MBA — the Masters in Business Administration — offers variety and camaraderie, the CFA — Chartered Financial Analyst — offers precision and rigor.<p>The MBA means you take a few years and go to school (part or full time) and the CFA is a 3-level test that requires …

Business Administration

An Irrefutable Data-Based Argument For Going To College

Many recent studies and reports have lamented the relatively meager job market open to graduates, especially those outside of rapidly growing fields.<p>In an exhaustive research review of the return on investment of a college education, the University of Toronto's Philip Oreopoulos and Uros …

College & University

13 Schools Where It's Almost Impossible To Fail

Whether it's college, law school, or business school, we found 13 schools that make it nearly impossible for their students to fail.<p>Most of these institutions are elite private schools with extremely selective admissions. Some argue that the students who gain entry to these schools are highly …

College & University

How To Handle Criticism The Right Way

It's hard to feel warm and fuzzy inside when our karaoke rendition of "Call Me Maybe" receives 100 mean YouTube comments.<p>But it's important to take criticism in stride. Being able to hear people's opinions can improve our relationships, academic performance, and job satisfaction [1] [2] .<p>Find out …

Self-help

10 Entrepreneurship Lessons Colleges Fail To Teach Students

College is a step toward adulthood for many, but the transition from bachelor's degree to entrepreneur can feel a bit jarring. Keeping your chin up, a stiff upper-lip and other empty clichés everyone says to you can't really prepare you for one really important truth: There isn't a curriculum for …

Why Top Colleges Have A Rich Kid Problem, In One Chart

The American Dream revolves around the ability to go from poverty all the way to the top. College, with abundant financial aid and connections to alumni networks, is supposed to be a great equalizer. Instead we have a system that may help concentrate wealth.<p>Even when there's financial aid …