Tag Archives: failure

Background Checks in MBA Admissions

Background checks in MBA admissions are more common for some schools than others, but their overall use is growing. Some programs vet every admitted applicant, while others randomly select a percentage of candidates. Still others …

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The Bigger Picture: Test and Learn

When I was launching my career post-business school, I had a mentor who was constantly pushing me to “test and learn.” He was not a fan of 200-page business plans, extended market research, surveys, focus …

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The Bigger Picture: Expect to Fail

In a world where positive thinking and optimism rule, advising people to “expect to fail” seems doomed…to fail. Allow me to explain. A few years ago, my daughter was part of a Brownie Troop. Friends …

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Tuesday Tip: The Failure Essay

I decided to get personal this week.  Every day, I ask my clients to spill their guts and get very, very personal with me – that’s how we build the best applications.  It’s a privilege …

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Essay Questions about Failure: Inspiration from J.K. Rowling

The Happiness Project blog alerted me to J.K. Rowling’s commencement address at Harvard last week.  I thought this was an enjoyable and inspirational read and it’s worth a few minutes of anyone’s time.  I also …

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