Sunday, February 2, 2014
I'm a sucker for emotional ads. Watch this one, by Guinness. (It may have disappeared by the time you try, due to Olympic Committee rules.) "Love means giving up your dream so someone else can realize theirs," one sister is quoted as saying. Here's the link: Guinness ad
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Successful people offer you some good advice here. One example: your grades are irrelevant. http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/10/how-to-reap-the-most-out-of-college-or-any-education/
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
I know a young lady who started college living in a dorm. Every time her family visited her, they told me, they found her with her nose buried in her phone, on social media. She flunked out at the end of her freshman year. This study, http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/04/12/social-media-use-may-harm-grades-of-college-freshman/53711.html says there is a link between heavy social media use and declining GPA's. That may or may not be so, since correlation isn't causality, but if you're in college and your GPA isn't so good, I suggest you read the article.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
In June I posted about your GPA not really mattering much in the real world. Here's more. A very large German firm will consider your application even if your GPA is so small you need a magnifying glass to read it: http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/who-says-top-students-make-the-best-employees-/job-hiring-grades-talent-deutsche-bahn/c3s12782/#!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Here's an Amstel beer commercial that downplays the beer and motivates you to work harder. Take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nFCSZSqSskk