Getting Ahead

Getting Ahead

Plant Yourself in Good Soil

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There is nothing more important to your long-term success than finding and keeping yourself in a healthy environment. I have known so many people out there with incredible talent who insist on remaining in the wrong environment and, consequently, they...

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Meg Whitman’s Greatest Achievement, Networks and Your Career

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A few years ago a woman who was working for me sent me a long letter asking for an extreme raise—four times what I was currently paying her. Without going into too much detail, the woman was incredibly accomplished and had a background that was absolutely...

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You Do Not Necessarily Need a New Reality

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Lately I have been coming across a lot of Indian gurus. In fact, a few months ago, I had one speak at my house. I also happen to live directly next door to a house owned by a well-known Indian guru. Several times a week this guru’s followers come...

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Police Chases, Foreclosures and Access to Information

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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...

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Beware of the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

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I am ashamed to admit it, but I do not even own a house key. I’ve lived in the same house for years and never owned one. I leave the doors of my house open. I leave my car doors unlocked and the keys in my car when I am at home. My wife bought me...

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Scarface and the Passion of New Immigrants to the United States

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Scarface is a 1983 movie about a man who comes over as an immigrant from Cuba to Miami in the 1980s. Between approximately April and October of 1980, there was a mass exodus of Cubans to Miami. During this short period of time, over 125,000 Cubans made...

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Do Not Be Arrogant

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The longer I have been on this earth, the more I have come to realize that the most arrogant people are often the most uncertain of themselves. Out of insecurity, many people decide that it is important to project an image that they are better than others,...

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The Fear of Rejection and Your Career

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

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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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What Society’s Greatest Leaders Show Us About Work

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Growing up, I was always watching boxing on television. I will never forgot watching Muhammad Ali knock out numerous people and chant that he was the “king of the world” and the “greatest boxer of all time”. There is an excitement watching greatness...

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

By on Jun 16,2018

In this article Harrison explains the economic rule which says - your rewards will be in direct proportion to the value you provide. In your career if you are not providing enough value, the rule will catch up with you sooner or later. In contrast, if you are providing more value than you receive you will probably have a very good career. Companies that provide more value than they receive for their products generally end up flourishing. Companies that provide very little value generally end up going out of business. The law of economics that is always operating in the background is that you always need to give more than you take and be prepared to give.

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