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10 RULES FOR LANDING TOP MBA SCHOOLS

Whether you want to pursue consulting, start your own company, or secure a promotion, the MBA unambiguously states you mean business, and a top program can seal the deal.  However, the process of getting an MBA is not nearly as clear as getting your undergraduate degree was.  In fact, the work experience requirement, the GMAT,… read more

AS A LEADER, YOU SHOULD WEAR A SUIT

In the wise words of Jay-Z, from time to time you have to put on a suit. If by age 21 you don’t own a suit there is something seriously wrong with the type of places you frequent. I personally love wearing suits. No, not talking about your dad’s suit. Nice suits, fitted-crisp-made-just-for-you-nice materials-no pleats-no… read more

UPDATE TO “GETTING A NEW NOTEBOOK”

A while back, I wrote a post on how to choose a new notebook, or at least my process thereof. This is an update. After receiving the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook I was extremely excited. The device was packaged rather nicely, almost Apple-like. The ultrabook itself was very sleek with its carbon fiber bottom, the keyboard had a… read more

NO, SORRY YOU CAN’T WORK FROM HOME

Recently, Marissa Mayer (ex-Googler turned Yahoo! CEO) put a cease to all work from home arrangements between Yahoo! and their employees. I for one applaud her decision. I’ll come out and say it: It’s a counter-productive element about running a company (including in the tech space and I’d argue especially in the tech space).  For our proposes we’ll focus on… read more

8 PRODUCTIVITY KILLERS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

When I write – the lens through which I view the world is from the Startup prospective. That’s how I’m informed. As a leader of a business you try not to be reactionary to events that come along. And in a perfect world, you wish you could proactively see things coming a mile away –… read more

3 PRACTICAL LESSONS I LEARNED FROM HITEN SHAH

I’m going to start a series called, …lessons I’ve Learned From…. Since this is the first one of my series (hopefully many to follow), it is only right that I start with Hiten Shah, cofounder of KissMetrics.com. Why? Because I don’t know him personally. I have no affiliations with him other than using KissMetrics and CrazyEgg. I… read more

WHY YOUR STARTUP NEEDS A BREAK

A few weekends ago, we went on one of our annual company outing to Parker, AZ. “Work hard, play hard.” Right? That’s the motto? Your startup needs a break. Spending time with our team is very important to us, hence our annual trip to Lake Parker in Arizona. We go out on our big-boy boat… read more