May 2012

Facebook COO - HBS Class of 2012 Speech

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook speech to the Harvard Business School Class of 2012. Topics to pay attention to: 1) Re-thinking how you decide on your next career steps 2) Noticing her comments about how people are afraid to tell authority figures bad news (re-affirming my advice that your willingness to do so [...]

From Ad Agency & Non-Target School to McKinsey Offer

I wanted to share this field report from a F1Y who took a non-traditional route into consulting, had to prepare without the resources available on campus, and faced numerous disadvantages but still secured an offer. Field Report: You have undoubtedly changed my life. And I mean that in the most sincere, non-cliché way possible. It [...]

The Thin Line Between Success and Failure

One of the most profoundly important concepts in business (and in managing your career) is the idea of the Decisive Advantage. The concept applies to any endeavor that involves competition — and more importantly deciding whether or not to even bother competing. It is this latter decision that most people rarely consciously consider. This is [...]