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    Abraham Lincoln, Bringing People Together, and Your Career

    By Aug 16,2018

    Several years ago, after September 11, 2001, I was speaking with the founder of an internet consulting firm in San Francisco. The firm was getting ready to close its doors and go out of business because all of its work had gone away. During the several years when the business had operated, they had consulted for a few firms that had ended up becoming very successful. However, the majority of the firms they consulted for had closed their doors and gone away. Since the founder of the company had been in the business for so long, I was very

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    Why Aren’t There More American Day Laborers, Doctors, Engineers and Textile Workers?

    By Jun 16,2018

    From the time I was young, I watched people ignore the most basic law of economics. This basic law is all around us and it controls a great deal of what happens in the world. It controls who you are friends with, who you are married to, where you live, where you work, what kind of car you drive, and much more. You, too, are likely ignoring this basic law of economics in some part your life. The employer you work for may be ignoring this basic law. All around you are people, companies, institutions, and more who ignore

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    If You Pursue Growth and a Vision You Will Never Be Unemployed

    By Aug 07,2018

    When I was around 10 years old, one day my stepfather stayed home from work. He had a bad stomach ache the night before and had felt very sick. I remember he had gotten sick at around 8:00 in the evening and had been ill most of the night. His illness continued into the early afternoon that day and I remembered when I went to school, that morning I could hear him moaning from his illness. I remember the atmosphere in the house was just that we thought he was ill with some sort of a serious bug. My mother

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    Cover Letter Tips

    By Aug 06,2018

    Too many people approach their job searches from the perspective of their own needs. They need a job, they need to make more money, they need flexible working hours and benefits. This is not the way to get a job. In fact, this “me-too” method of job seeking is unlikely to get you anywhere. Several months ago I was in the airport in New Delhi, India, with time on my hands. I started looking around one of the shops, and after a few minutes, the person working the counter posed a surprising question. “Can you give me a job

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  • How to Succeed 5 Comments 

    Police Chases, Foreclosures and Access to Information

    By Aug 13,2018

    About three years ago, my mother’s boyfriend Dave started calling me and threatening to come out to California from Detroit and kill me unless I made my mother sign her house over to him. My mother had moved away from Michigan to be close to my sister in Rochester, New York, a few months previously and had left her house vacant back in Michigan. From what I understood at the time, she had stopped speaking with Dave–but I really could not be sure. The messages on my answering machine would ramble on sometimes for several minutes. Dave...

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Job Market 12 Comments 

Why Aren’t There More American Day Laborers, Doctors, Engineers and Textile Workers?

By Jun 16,2018

From the time I was young, I watched people ignore the most basic law of economics. This basic law is all around us and it controls a great deal of what happens in the world. It controls who you are friends with, who you are married to, where you live,...

continue reading >>

Goal Setting 5 Comments 

If You Pursue Growth and a Vision You Will Never Be Unemployed

By Aug 07,2018

When I was around 10 years old, one day my stepfather stayed home from work. He had a bad stomach ache the night before and had felt very sick. I remember he had gotten sick at around 8:00 in the evening and had been ill most of the night. His illness...

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Staying Positive 1 Comment 

The Fear of Rejection and Your Career

By Aug 08,2018

In the legal recruiting realm, a recruiter typically needs to introduce a candidate to more than one law firm in order to get the candidate an interview. You could have a candidate at the top of their class from Harvard Law School practicing at one of...

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