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It’s Okay to be the Smartest Person in the Room

Michael Dell gave a speech at the University of Texas in 2003 and said “Try to never be the smartest person in the room. And, if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people… or find a different room.” You’ve likely heard different iterations of this phrase. It may have motivated you to work hard ... Read More
 

Focus on These Three Things in 2014

I spent considerable time with recruiters from many Fortune 100 companies in Q4 of 2013. It was great to hear about the qualities they were searching for in top recruits. From Amazon to Cisco to Apple to Intel to Chrysler to Bank of America, I heard numerous stories about great interviews… and others where candidates ... Read More
 

Continual Learning

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” –Alvin Toffler What a powerful statement. With the advent of the World Wide Web, we have access to seemingly infinite amounts of information. You can learn how to read and write from ... Read More