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Be Like a Magpie

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

As you do your job, and do it well, gather everything shiny and useful and bring it back to your nest -- like a magpie. I'm not talking about stealing office supplies. I'm talking about gathering skills, learning how an industry works, and figuring out what kind of team you'll need around you when the time comes to go out on your own.

The Leap Into Business in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
John Feffer

Bogdan Lapinski and I talked about what it was like to get the first IKEA stores up and running in Poland, the tension between resistance and rapprochement in Polish culture, and why the changes of 1989 came along at just the right time in his life.

What My MBA Taught Me About Being ‘Different'

Emily Douglas-McNab | Posted 03.20.2015 | Women
Emily Douglas-McNab

While traveling for work, I sat next to a 26-year-old woman on a plane to Austin, Texas. She helped me relive a moment from my past that continues to be a reminder of the importance of being comfortable with who you are, especially if what you believe makes you "different."

Four Best Business Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.18.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois has dozens of universities with prestigious undergraduate programs. But what about the state's graduate programs? Which schools are best for which areas of study?

The Gamification of the MBA: Implications for an Entrepreneur's Education

Penina Rybak | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Penina Rybak

There is both an art and science to technology; something Steve Jobs understood well and instilled in all the Apple products created in his lifetime. There is also both an art and science to entrepreneurship, something to keep in mind as we begin the new year.

Dare to Reimagine Your Life Upward, Onward and Inward

Genevieve Laplante | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Genevieve Laplante

After an amazing, heartfelt fireside chat by Arianna Huffington at the Dreamforce conference, I decided to finally take the time to reflect and express who I am from within instead of using my driven go getter character.

Maternity Coaching Aims to Support Pregnant Women in the Workforce

Ravishly | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Ravishly

I certainly would have welcomed the opportunity to be encouraged to further my career if I felt I could do so and successfully rear children as well. As we move forward, companies like Talking Talent may help provide creative solutions and support so that women don't feel forced to choose between two things they love.

My Gap Year Gone Wrong: A College Essay

Sam Johnson | Posted 02.02.2015 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If t...

What NOT to Write on a College, Grad School or MBA Resumé

Sam Johnson | Posted 01.18.2015 | College
Sam Johnson

Colleges and grad schools ask a lot of their applicants these days, and one of the trickier requests is a compelling and typo-less resumé.

Illinois' Business Climate Needs a Re-start, Says Business Leader

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.14.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the election of a businessman-turned-governor in Governor-elect Bruce Rauner, Elliot Richardson, president of the Small Business Advocacy Council of Illinois, hopes business and small business owners will have an important part in shaping the state's policy in the coming year.

Business Majors: It's Time to Reassess

Brad Harrington | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Brad Harrington

In the United States today, nearly one in five college students chooses to study business administration. It is by far the most popular major with twice as many students pursuing a business degree as the next most popular area of study -- social sciences and history.

Reflection on Mindfulness in Business

Lauren Stoneberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Lauren Stoneberg

I once held some unfair judgments about the practice of meditation. I don't have incense at home, I admit to worldly ambition and have never seriously considered giving up red meat. Harris introduced me to a very different personification of meditation.

Thinking Broadly About Capital

MJR Montoya | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
MJR Montoya

I have long read about capital. I have read it as a philosophical problem, as a mind-broadening concept, and as a powerful geo-political force. If we are to train a generation of students to make decisions that shape the world in an effective manner, we must help one another understand the principal forces that shape the world around us.

Back to School is Not Just for Kids

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Professional development is essential for all those serious about advancing their career in a competitive marketplace. Whether you are looking to grow internally where you are, or externally in a new organization, your professional growth is your sole responsibility.

The Opportunity of Management

Great Work Cultures | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Managers sit at a juncture at which there lies great opportunity for positive contribution in the world. Our managers make a disproportionate differen...

What Your Business Degree Won't Teach You

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

The ability to sell proves your attitude, critical thinking and soft-skills. Every other business discipline is just semantics. You have no marketers, accountants, lawyers, managers or HR people on staff if you have no sales. Businesses put a premium on people that can generate revenue.

Turnaround Management: The Who, What, How, and Why -- It's All About Leadership!

Ian Sephton | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business
Ian Sephton

"Turnaround management" gets thrown around a lot and like most B-school buzzwords it has lost some of its meanings. What does it take to turnaround an organization?

Sales and Storytelling With Craig Wortmann

Charu Sharma | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Charu Sharma

Learning to problem solve, deliver value and communicate effectively as a salesperson will greatly benefit me in any and every professional and personal pursuit in future.

Entrepreneurship: An Avenue for Economic Growth

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 10.05.2014 | Small Business
N. Kimron Corion

If many more countries were to invest in entrepreneurship and ensure that citizens are exposed to business creation from a very young age then this can help curb some of the economic problems being faced.

Lessons From Motherhood: Better Than an MBA

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 10.05.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

Motherhood is humbling. I think my experience has been compounded by the fact that I did not become a mom until I was 35 years old. I thought I had learned most of the more important lessons on management, but attempting to "manage" my three sons has taught me a lot.

More of the Real Story Behind the LGBT MBA Job Fair Story

Matt Kidd | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Kidd

Why did I raise my hand to go into the non-profit world? Because despite the legal equality progress our community has made, we've yet to reach the status of "out" in the workplace. I truly believe our work educating and connecting LGBTQ students from the point they launch their careers will get us closer to that goal.

Team Harvard: Bringing Neighborhoods Back at Youth Rebuilding New Orleans

MBAs Across America | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
MBAs Across America

The house was full of dust and the floorboards still only half fit together. You could see at the uneven seams how the water had warped them and pulled them apart underfoot.

It's Time to Create SMARTER Goals

Simon Tam | Posted 08.30.2014 | Money
Simon Tam

Author Zig Ziglar was often quoted as saying, "If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time." Your career is no different.

11 Options for MBA Graduates to Launch Their Careers

Simon Tam | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

As MBA graduates, we have amazing opportunities and choices available, even if we don't realize it. All we have to do is take some of that entrepreneurship and research ability learned in the program and apply it to our own lives as if it were a startup.

Columbia, Kellogg and Ross Ranked Most LGBT-Friendly Business Schools in America

Joanne Sprague | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Joanne Sprague

Ally photo booths. Happy hours co-hosted by the LGBT and Veterans clubs. Section competitions to get the most students to sign an LGBT inclusion pl...