Category Archives: Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The Opposite of Comfortable

January. It’s still a new year. Full of possibility. So many plans, so many dreams. 2018 has 8,760 hours and we have only used up about 216. Yup, believe it or not, more than 200 …

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The Bigger Picture: Look Up

I lived in San Francisco for eight years and recently went back for a quick visit. That weekend, I decided to do something I had never done before. I biked from the Ferry Building, across …

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The Bigger Picture: Will I Ever Figure It All Out?

One afternoon at the start of the school year, my daughter came running into my room with a list of supplies she needed for her Halloween costume. She was dressing up as superheroes with a …

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The Bigger Picture: Procrastination is Part of The Process

In the MBA admissions business, procrastination is a big deal. I have seen individuals procrastinate for months on end, eventually abandoning the application process altogether. Driven and well-intended applicants are plagued by indecision, anxiety and …

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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: Hard Work – To Be Effective It Must Be Ugly

Most of us know the feeling; it’s one I associate with new year’s resolutions. You’ve decided to begin drafting your HBS application or start a new diet, a new non-profit venture or a new exercise …

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