What are you doing with your life?

A startup friend and I were commiserating about how, after leaving the management consulting fast-track (or corporate fast-track which consulting gets you a head start in) that many of our friends are still on, in comparison we sometimes feel...

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Do Parents Today Have the Courage to Raise Adults?

The standing ovation ended and the audience slowly shuffled to the foyer where Julie Lythcott-Haims would soon be signing copies of her latest book, How to Raise an Adult, Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid forSuccess....

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Exploring the Confusing College Payoff Conversation

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Do Colleges Care if You Show Up? Not Right Way

 

In the 80’s and 90’s, colleges were not enthused about the gap year concept. As data started to emerge around those non-conformist kids who “dropped out for a year” did just fine – or even better than their classmates who were tied to a more...

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Book Recommendation: "Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World”

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Giving More by Doing Less: A Guide to Building Independence in Children

“I’m feeling a little confused,” I said to my kindergartener as she stood next to the cubbies in our classroom, staring up at me innocently.

“Why?” she replied in query.

“Well, I’m not really sure why you threw your backpack on the ground, and...

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Advice for Acing Your First Job

 

If you’re just starting your first corporate career*, you’re probably basking in the glow of “I have a job! Financial independence! Success!” You’re thinking you’re going to ace the job as long as you don’t make a fool of yourself by being 2...

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I Took a Gap Year and Now...Everything is Just Working Out!

I took a gap year. I went back to school. I dropped out of school. And now I’m here, six months later.

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Hey Teenagers, Your Lives are Just Starting. (And it Might be Healthy to Know it).

If you are 18 today, you're going live for a while – long enough to click on a YouTube video or TV show maybe 80,000 times, eat a meal about 150,000 and read perhaps 1,000 books.

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What is Your Intellectual GPS?

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