The Shorter New GMAT April 2018

Should you retake the new GMAT if you already have a reasonable score? Given the GMAC announcement of the shorter, new GMAT this past week, I have started getting a barrage of questions from students who had only recently officially considered themselves “finished” with the GMAT. Here’s my advice in brief: If you thought you … Read more

Three Big Lessons to Boost your Score on the GMAT

How to boost your GMAT score  – The 3 big lessons I’ve learned from teaching the GMAT 1. Practice does NOT make perfect. I grew up accustomed to the mantra, “Practice makes perfect.” It is so popular it was accepted as fact rather than tested for validity. But I have found through personal experience and … Read more

Confidence

Confidence and success go hand-in-hand.   Confidence is a critical, and often missing, component of success. This is partially a result of a legacy of serfdom, parental messages, and the encouragement of trust in institutions by our schools. Adults need to learn independence, a middle way between trust and naïveté, the acceptance of our shortcomings, … Read more

How to Find Meaningful Work

A lot of people want to find meaningful work. The first requirement of any job is that it should pay and it should also be full of meaning. People may wonder what it is like to have a meaningful job. Different people will find different kinds of work meaningful. It really depends on who you … Read more

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Manners

We all have different ideas about manners. Many cultures across the world showcase unique rituals in their everyday lives. The details become far more interesting when we take in an depth look at how manners shape our perception and the world in which we live. Take a step forward and discover yourself. Key Takeaways: Looked … Read more

The Impostor Syndrome

Most of us at one time or another have been compared to someone else. Often times the people doing the comparing have our best interests in mind, however, what about the damage we do when we’re the ones comparing ourselves to others? We may not always fit in, but that’s the beauty of it all. … Read more

The Uses of Envy

Envy actually has some good uses. At a young age we are taught that envy is not a good thing. Envy, like fear is an important emotion that can help us identify what we want. It is a call to action that should not be feared. If we can get by the shame associated with … Read more

Success at School vs Success in Life

Success at school and success at life are similar things. We want to do well at school because it means we will do well at life. We want to succeed and gain the respect of others. But, there are people who did great at school and flunked at life and there are people that did … Read more

Why And How To Say Sorry

Apologies are some of the hardest things for people to do. But it’s one of the most important things in any relationship. You may think that the key to being satisfied in your relationship is to point out the other person’s faults and insist that you’re right. But that isn’t true. Saying “sorry” is guaranteed … Read more