Tag Archives: inspiration

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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Tuesday Tips: Rejection, Reapplication, Resilience

It’s that time of year…business schools are making decisions and not all news is good news. In this video, I provide three basic tips to keep in mind if you are faced with rejection and …

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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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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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