25 Great Quotes On Thinking New Ideas

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. — Albert Einstein (1879–1955), German-born Physicist & Philosopher, Author of Out of My Later Years Every time you meet somebody, you’re looking for a better and newer and bigger idea. You are open to ideas from anywhere. –Jack Welch (b. […]

Bill Gates on Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 Hour Rule

It’s a tempting proposal: if you practice anything for 10,000 hours, then you will become world class. In 1993, scientist Anders Ericsson learned of a group of psychologists in Berlin who were researching violin players found that, by age 20, the leading performers had averaged in excess of 10,000 hours of practice each. Less able […]

How to Prepare Yourself for Future Opportunities

Chance favors the prepared mind. “The prepared mind” is the characteristic of leaders who are outstanding in their talent to perceive, make sense, decide and act across a complex set of conditions. We also believe that “the prepared mind” is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of intentional preparation that requires developing […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Various Research Methods

Experimental Method Advantages of Experimental Method: Precise control possible Disadvantages of Experimental Method: Artificial setting typical Causal conclusions possible Intrusiveness typically high Precise measurement possible Complex behaviors difficult to measure Theory testing possible Unstructured exploratory research difficult Correlational Observation Advantages of Correlational Observation: Relationships between variables can be found Disadvantages of Correlational Observation: Causal conclusions […]

Books on Science Recommended by Investor Mohnish Pabrai (Pabrai Funds)

Mohnish Pabrai is an investor, hedge-fund manager and philanthropist. Mohnish manages Pabrai Funds and leads the Dakshana Foundation, a tutoring service in India for less-privileged members of the society to enable them to attend the elite institutions of higher learning in India. “Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist” by Richard P. Feynman […]

Conducting Behavioral Assessments: Advantages

Behavioral assessments ask specific questions focused on target behaviors. Behavioral assessments are interested in samples of behavior and not behavior as a sign of internal processes. The responses collected from behavioral assessments can be interpreted as samples of a person behavior that are thought to generalize to other situations that the person might be subject […]

The Best Tweets by Career Coach Marty Nemko: Life Lead Well & Career Success

Marty Nemko is an Oakland, CA-based career coach, and author. Marty hosts the “Work with Marty Nemko” on KALW-FM, an NPR-San Francisco station. Marty Nemko blogs about career, education, men’s and boys’ issues, the life well-led, and improving the world at martynemko.blogspot.com/. A compilation of his articles and writings are at www.martynemko.com/. His YouTube channel […]

A Comprehensive List of Books Authored by Management Guru Peter F. Drucker

Famed management guru Peter Ferdinand Drucker spent his life contemplating and writing about how business interests, politics, and human nature interact at companies, non-profits, and governments all over the world. His consultations had an almost legendary reputation in business circles. Peter Drucker wrote influential works about management since the 1940s. He has written about 30 […]

Books Recommended by Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley recommends the following books to young employees, interns, and job candidates for their continued education of the financial industry. History Tidbit: The Founding of Morgan Stanley In 1933, the Glass-Steagall Act, and the broader U.S. Banking Act of 1933, mandated that commercial banking and investment banking operations could not function under a single […]

Behavioral Interview Questions by Competency: Assertiveness

Assertiveness is the ability to maturely express one’s feelings and opinions in spite of disagreement; accurately communicate to others regardless of their status or position. Behavioral Interview Question: “Some of the best business ideas come from an individual’s ability to challenge others’ ways of thinking in a mature way. Tell me about a time when […]