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Friday, December 20, 2013

The Power and the Perils of Teams

Remember the Tower of Babel? It was the biggest building project of its time. And it almost succeeded—until it didn’t. Babel serves as a cautionary tale for our own times.

Monday, December 16, 2013

What’s Wrong With Waiting Tables?

There’s an old saying that “everyone should wait tables at least once in their life.” I don’t disagree. But there are only three reasons for waiting tables. Two of them are legitimate. But the third one (and the most common) is highly suspect.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Boy Who Loved to Steal

No one likes a thief. Not even if the thief is a poor little orphan in Haiti. Well, this is the true story of a boy who could not stop stealing—and it’s a good thing he couldn’t!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

World-Class Mediocrity

The 10,000 Hour Rule says that if you work at anything for 10,000 hours, you’ll end up at the world-class level. Everyone’s going to do something for 10,000 hours. So where will you end up?

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Three Reasons Why Gap Years Are Great

Sometimes the best strategy for going to college is to NOT go to college—at least, not in the traditional way. Four years and then graduation works for some. But a lot of students would be better served to take a year off. Here are three reasons why.