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What is Remarkable Content and why is this key to Inbound Marketing?

What makes a great manager - balance

When setting goals is detrimental to success

The fallacy of data-driven management, why yes-men exist and other lessons in politics

Getting an A for Effort - My New Yardstick to Life

When being a manager is easier than being a front-line sales rep

All men are created equal - career advice from the constitution

When not to hire strategy consultants - notes from ex-BCG consultant

Performance reviews - after ten years finally a useful appraisal

Vipassana: 10 days of solitary confinement and insights gained from it

The most important trait to succeed in sales, and perhaps in life

My career midlife crisis and getting from book smarts to street smarts

The longest lasting benefit of every job

Going Negative - the best sales tactic I've learned

How I learned I was arrogant and how that impeded my ability to sell

Three great ways to get more productive

Secret to sales success: ask better questions

Sales training for an engineer - lessons from a master

When getting a promotion is a bad idea - The Peter Principle

When confidence trumps competence in the workplace

Risks of data-driven decision making

Why Sales or Product are the smartest career choices - but only for now

Reform Stanford Business School or keep paying lip service to motto

The safe career path in the future - skip college and start a company

Work hours and the importance of facetime at work

Luck plays a bigger role in careers than most realize

Knowing your strengths and weaknesses: actually the most important interview question

Why the US will prevail over China for decades to come

Do you need to have a mission to be successful in your career?

Professional coaching - a must no matter how experienced you are

Is the MBA degree worth it? A non-economic argument

Politics at work - inevitable and not necessarily bad

5 practical tips to negotiate better deals from a 28-year veteran

Why the executive team at a company is like the NBA

5 tips to better written business communications

8 of Steve Jobs's best quotes and why they are special to me

How much salary is enough? Apparently, $75,000/year

Choosing your career for love or to put food on the table

Case interviews and the flaws of common interview techniques

It's not who you know but what you know about your network

Don't be a manager early in your career path

The Best Career Advice I Never Received

Bad news – you’re not indispensible as you thought

Joining a job just to work for Warren Buffet - probably a bad idea

The best career advice I ever received – drop the cynicism

Product or Service Firm – Your Most Important Career Decision

Asking for Feedback is Like Asking a Girl Out - You Can Get Lucky!

Out of Sight = Out of Mind; Why Working Remote is a Bad Idea

6 Tips to Present Like Steve Jobs

7 things Marc Benioff at Salesforce.com taught me

First 90 Days at a new job

Career Advice I Wish I Knew Earlier 

Hello.  I started this blog to distribute some of the best career advice I have been given over the many jobs I've had.  I've been fortunate to work for and with some great bosses like Francis DeSouzaNancy Kamei and Rick Roberge, and some unique companies, like The Boston Consulting Group, that invest heavily in making each employee a success even after leaving the firm.

The advice and training I received here stands in sharp contrast to my experiences with some not-so-great bosses and companies I've also worked for.  I'm continualy amazed at how valuable good advice has been in my career so I hope to pass on the good advice, and insights from mistakes I've made, via this blog. 

Thanks in advance for your comments, particularly when you can improve upon the ideas posted.

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