Month: June 2011

Colleges Are Graduating Career Idiot Savants

A Harvard Business School professor and former student have written a book called Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. They argue that America’s academic institutions are failing their students – not by grade, but by incompetence. Beset by cumbersome support structures and archaic faculty traditions, they do not teach

No Lost Generation Here

McKinsey & Company has come out with a new and sobering report about the state of the American workplace. According to An America that works: Job creation and America’s future, it will take the most optimistic of circumstances and another 9 years to return to the level of employment we had before the Great Recession.

The First Law of Career Physics

Careers are controlled by the same immutable rules that govern the rest of life. They don’t get a pass on the laws of physics. So, the first law of career physics should be familiar to everyone: A career in motion stays in motion. At career at rest is over. Either you’re advancing in your profession,

Join the Career Activist Movement

Join the Career Activist Movement The Career Activist Republic is a fast-growing movement of working Americans. It is an online community that is open to everyone. And, costs nothing to join. Why bother? Because the The Career Activist Republic is composed of people who believe they have what it takes to succeed, in a lousy

People of Talent

Every single Career Activist believes they are a “person of talent.” How can that be? Historically, talent has been viewed as a select capability possessed by a select few. It is the extraordinary skill or aptitude of extraordinary people. Most Americans know about the talent of Meryl Streep, Michael Jordan, Stephen King and Taylor Swift.

Join the Career Activist Movement

Join the Career Activist Movement The Career Activist Republic is a fast-growing movement of working Americans. It is an online community that is open to everyone. And, costs nothing to join. Why bother? Because the The Career Activist Republic is composed of people who believe they have what it takes to succeed, in a lousy