Tag Archives: success

What Americans Spend by the Second: A Real-Time Infographic

Each year, Americans spend several billion dollars shopping — on everything from apparel to travel and more.

So here’s a one-question quiz for you: What do Americans eat, drink, buy, and spend by the second — in real time?

Click the image to see an interactive infographic from Couponbox.com. The image below is static and shows only a small amount of the infographic.
 
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The Best of the Global Under 40s

For the purposes of this post, we are defining “young adults” as any adults under 40 years of age. [Yes, there will be some 20-year-olds who view 39 as ancient. LOL). But this definition enables us to closely look at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “Young Global Leaders: Class of 2016” reports.

According to WEF:

“The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.The Forum engages the foremost political, business, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.”

“Meet the Young Global Leaders class of 2016. Brilliant scientists. Emerging entrepreneurs. Tech investors. Activist MPs. Each year, we select the most innovative, enterprising, and socially minded men and women under the age of 40 who are pushing boundaries and rethinking the world around them. This year’s class of Young Global Leaders gives hope that they are ready to tackle the world’s most complex and pressing challenges. They are invited to join a community and a five-year leadership journey that we believe will help them break down silos, bridge cultures and use their collective skills to get things done for positive impact across private, public, and civil society organizations.”

Click this image to access the “The Forum of Young Global Leaders.”

Click on the image below to access the 121 members of Class of 2016, with a short bio on each. Regional distribution: Asia Pacific (15); Eurasia (4); Europe (23); Greater China (13); Latin America (7); Middle and North Africa (10); North America (27); South Asia (11); and Sub-Saharan Asia (11).

YGLS

 

Be in Charge of Your Own Self Brand; Don’t Let Others Define You

We can ALL be a success. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Just be persistent and confident in your abilities, work hard, and learn as much as you can about every facet of your life! This is about YOU being the master of your own self brand, and not having others define you  instead.

As the late Jim Valvano said in an inspirational 1993 speech about his battle with cancer, “Never Give Up… Don’t Ever Give Up.” [The V Foundation has raised more than $150 million for cancer research.] 


 
On a personal note [by Professor Joel Evans]:

When I was 19 and a college sophomore, I went to talk to one of my professors about a midterm exam. I was NOT there to complain about my grade (of C+), only to find out how I could improve my essay answers for the final. My conversation with the professor lasted less than 5 minutes. His only response? “I don’t know why you’re here in my office. You’re from a blue-collar family and a first-generation college student. What makes you think you can do any better?” That was it.

Although this incident was decades ago, I still remember it. The comments by that professor have served as a major impetus for me to prove him wrong; and my teaching style is to help students reach their potential — not to discourage them. As my Hofstra Bio indicates, I have worked hard to prove his assessment of me to be wrong. 🙂

 
The video below from Motivating Success is encouragement for all of us. It is an “inspiring video on persevering no matter how many times you have failed in life. This video mentions well known people who had failed, but kept pressing on until they became successful.”

Among those featured in the video are Michael Jordan, Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey, Walt Disney, Lionel Messi (the soccer superstar), and Steve Jobs. All of them had at least one failure before going on to enormous success.


 

Interested in Being an Entrepreneur? Here’s a Quiz

Entrepreneurship is becoming a greater focus for the Zarb School of Business. Are YOU interested in becoming an entrepreneur? The potential may be great; but the risks may be high too. Below, you will find an entrepreneur’s quiz.

We have posted several times on entrepreneurship, such as:

Now, here is a quiz for YOU to take. Do YOU have the right stuff to be an entrepreneur? The quiz is by Steve Strauss, writing for TheSelfEmployed.Com:

“Ask yourself: Does the idea of leaving your job and paycheck and benefits frighten you more or excite you more? Excitement and fear are my beginning criteria because starting a business is not for everyone and you better be darned sure that you will like it before risking a lot of time, money and your  reputation on a new idea. But let’s drill down a little deeper. To help, I have created a short quiz. It will help you evaluate your qualifications. (But please, as you answer, be honest with yourself. It doesn’t help you at all to get an answer ‘right’ if it really is not true for you.)”

Click the image to access the quiz!


 

Jack Welch on What Makes Great Firms Great

To many expert observers, Jack Welch (who served as CEO of General Electric from 1981 to 2001) was the “Manager of the Century,”  as he was called by Fortune. According to 60 Minutes, the value of GE stock rose by 4,000!!!! percent during Welch’s tenure as CEO.

Since his retirement from GE, Welch has not been idle on the business front — far from it. He has been involved with business education, done speaking engagements, authored/co-authored books, served on corporate boards, and done a whole more.

Recently, Jack and Suzy Welch contributed an essay on “6 things that distinguish great companies from average ones” for Business Insider:

  1. “Great companies demonstrate a real commitment to continuous learning.”
  2. “Great companies are meritocracies.”
  3. “Great companies not only allow people to take risks but also celebrate those who do.”
  4. “Great companies understand that what is good for society is also good for business.”
  5. “Great companies keep their hiring standards tight.”
  6. “Great companies are profitable and growing.”

 
Click the image for an explanation of each of the above points.
 

Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images

 

For What Career Path Are You Best Suited?

Are you uncertain about the best career path for you? Have you ever taken a career aptitude quiz?

Here’s an interesting, easy, and fun “Career Decoder” quiz from Careerealism to encourage you to think more about your career options:

“Using a series of ‘would you rather’ questions, we navigate you through a quiz that determines where your strengths in the workplace connect to your motivation. The result? A breakdown of your workplace ‘personas’ and how they contribute to the success of the organization.”

“Why should you take the test? The first step in being able to build a stronger personal brand and career development strategy is knowing what value you bring to an employer. This quiz will help you map out your strengths so you can start to market them more effectively!”

“How long will it take? There are 20 questions total and it will take you less than two minutes to complete. Yet, don’t be fooled by how quickly you can complete it. The results are accurate and compelling – you’ll see!”

Click the image to begin the quiz. [NOTE: Once you complete the quiz, you will have access to a variety of career-related videos!!!!!]

Here is the URL to the videos. NO PEEKING. Do the quiz first. 🙂 : http://www.careerealism.com/career-decoder

 

Resume Tips: An Infographic

Although high-tech digital job application tools are gaining in usage by companies — especially larger ones, the resume remains a key document in most employment searches. So, it is  essential that we do everything we can to have our resume stand out from our job applicant competitors.

As Mark Wallace writes for Akken Cloud:

“Finding the right candidates has always been and will continue to be a top challenge for recruiters and their clients. And, with the job market as strong as it is now, often times, active and passive candidates for employment are relying on the available new media channels and not spending as much time as they should on dusting off an old resume or perhaps creating a new one.”

“Let’s face it, the traditional resume or CV, will likely go away in the not too distant future. However today, how a candidate formats his or her resume is often the primary reason why a technology platform, a recruiter, or talent acquisition team will select and follow up with a potential candidate. The below Resume Do’s and Don’ts infographic includes some great tips to help your employees, customers, and your team to be successful.”

 
Click the image to enlarge it.

Via AkkenCloud