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College Should Be as Much About the Experience as the Cost

College Should Be as Much About the Experience as the Cost

One of the biggest challenges facing young people contemplating college, which they may not even be aware of, is how they will be able to reconcile the idea of scholastic exploration—something that’s pretty much the exclusive territory of colleges and universities—with an ROI approach to the cost.
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If You’re Not Making Mistakes, You’re Not Generating Enough New Ideas

If You’re Not Making Mistakes, You’re Not Generating Enough New Ideas

In an article on workplace celebrations late last year, Kyle Zimmer, co-founder and CEO of First Book, Inc., said that she believed that if a company isn’t making mistakes, it isn’t trying out enough new ideas. She believes in giving ideas a wholehearted chance in spite of the fact that they may fail.
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Keeping Confidence in Business

Keeping Confidence in Business

I’m convinced that the workplace should be as open and honest as possible. But there are times when an individual or a team needs to work on matters that must remain confidential. It could be for any number of reasons: from reviewing a potential acquisition, evaluating a take-over offer or determining if layoffs are necessary.
Filed in: Leadership, Other, Trust
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Creating a Post-College Plan

Creating a Post-College Plan

I firmly believe that in the realm of risk and reward, there’s no better investment than a college education, even if it means taking out student loans. This is especially true if families do their homework and research the schools that will deliver the best bang for the buck. (For some background, see my recent post on Money Magazine’s college rankings.) But there’s another step I think students and their families should research when choosing a school:
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Investing: A Classic Case of Risk and Reward

Investing: A Classic Case of Risk and Reward

Not too long ago I wrote a post about the approach that young adults—who are saving more for retirement earlier than previous generations—were taking in securing their financial future. I made the point that while saving is certainly the first concrete step, a long-term financial strategy needs to go beyond keeping the money in a savings account in a bank. And then it occurred to me that this is a classic case study in risk and reward.
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