Because of our consumer approach to life – we use our iPhone to search Google, log on to Facebook to interact with our friends, and shop on Amazon – it can be hard to remember that smaller companies even exist. This is particularly when it’s time to look for a job.
Many job seekers look to the big companies first, thinking they may offer the best platform to launch a successful career. And working for a big company may be right for you if the environment and professional development offered suit your needs.
Within each of us is a desire to be our own boss. We’ve all had our “million dollar” idea or one too many horrible bosses that make us want to start our own company.
The most successful people in the world are the ones that focus on doing one thing well. Warren Buffett, the world’s richest investor, once said that absolute focus is the single most important element in determining a person’s success.
The focus of his own life has been dedicated to investing, in finding great companies at good prices. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, has gone from $8 per share in 1965 to over $153,000 a share. Not bad, right?
The world’s best CEOs are masters at these 5 essential skills. Take a look and see what skills every entrepreneur needs in order to be successful and effective, so you can master these skills as well.
It can be difficult to know what steps to take when you’re just starting out—whether it’s as a college grad, a job seeker or the founder of your own business.
We asked some of today’s top entrepreneurs, thought leaders, speakers, and bloggers what one piece of career advice they would give to young professionals.
As expected, their answers were both insightful and inspiring.
Both a start-up and an MBA will offer you a business education. You’ll be exposed to all facets of participating in, and in some cases running, an organization. Due to the time constraints, it’s difficult to do both at the same time.
That said, does the business knowledge you receive either from an MBA or a start-up supercede each other? Here are the essential pros and cons:
More and more, we hear a variation of the statement in this headline from recent graduates.
Not that higher education isn’t doing a decent job of teaching traditional subjects in their traditional way – they’re probably doing a no better or worse job than they did 20 or 30 years ago.
Which is the root-cause problem…