After years of job seekers being bombarded with career advice about personal branding, a lot of people are expressing disgust. A new industry is capitalizing on hatred of personal branding and reassuring job seekers that they don’t have to do anything as tawdry as personal branding.… Read more... “Personal Branding Has a Branding Problem”
(Warning: This post uses strong language because I highly recommend a book with strong language in the title.)
Sometimes Assholes Succeed
This year I’ve watched in dismay as some truly terrible people have scored business successes that seem to reward bad behavior.… Read more... “Are Assholes Winning?”
Photo credit: “User lc3105” – Pixabay – CC0 Public Domain
College counselors wish they could talk to every college student, but since there are an average of 1500 students for every college counselor in America, many students will never talk to one.… Read more... “Advice From College Counselors: How to Succeed in College”
Sometimes my educational backgrounds in economics and psychology converge. One of those times is exploring how to avoid the sunk cost trap in making career and life decisions.
In the field of economics, sunk costs are costs you already paid and that you cannot recover no matter what you do.… Read more... “Avoid the Sunk Cost Trap”
Unfortunately, many people stay trapped in a job they hate because they are anxious about the uncertain income of self-employment.
I interviewed business owners about how they overcame this type of anxiety. Here are their best tips:
… Read more... “How to Overcome Anxiety About Uncertain Income”
* We have been raised to believe that a paycheck and benefits provide safety.