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Groups and Their Norms Determine the Outcome of Our Lives

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Several years ago, I was working at a law firm and I started to hear about and notice something extremely unusual. There was a certain partner who seemed to have a profound ability to destroy the legal careers of people she worked with. I started to hear...

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Specialize, Be Seen and Associate with Greatness

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Not too long ago, I was spending the afternoon with a man who had sold a company for $850 million that he had founded. His home was perched on a cliff over the ocean in Malibu – sort of like Tony Stark’s home in the Iron Man movies. Very few people...

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The Universe Is Structured to Have Inequalities

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The universe is structured to have inequalities. However, instead of accepting these inequalities, most of us resist the inequalities and fight against them. The act of fighting against the inequalities consumes energy, makes us unhappy, and ultimately...

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Find the Best Target Audience for Your Skills

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When I was about 13 years old, my parents sent me to a small, private school that catered to children from the wealthiest families in the Detroit area. The school was unusual in that it went out of its way to assist the wealthiest students and seemed...

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Bad Dancing, Submitting, and Surrendering

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When I was in college, I used to hate going to parties where there was a lot of dancing. In fact, I did everything I could to avoid it. If I took a girl to a party and she insisted on dancing, I would generally have one of my friends dance with her because...

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It Is Better to Be Known for Something than Nothing at All

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When I was 20 years old, running an asphalt business in Detroit, I purchased a fax machine and a couple of business phone numbers, as well as some lists of companies and businesses I thought would have big asphalt parking lots I could work on that I got...

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Women and Men, Planning, and Unemployment

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In my days of practicing law, some of the other young male associates were extremely secretive about sharing their personal lives with anyone in the firm. There were two things they did not necessarily want everybody to know about: Whether they were...

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The Fear of Rejection and Your Career

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In the legal recruiting realm, a recruiter typically needs to introduce a candidate to more than one law firm in order to get the candidate an interview. You could have a candidate at the top of their class from Harvard Law School practicing at one of...

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If You Pursue Growth and a Vision You Will Never Be Unemployed

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When I was around 10 years old, one day my stepfather stayed home from work. He had a bad stomachache the night before and had felt very sick. I remember he had gotten sick at around 8:00 in the evening and had been ill most of the night. His illness...

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Remain Calm

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For a portion of one summer when I was younger, I had a valet job at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club outside of Detroit, Michigan. I worked during the lunch hour and spent most of my time sitting in a small air conditioned shed in a corner of the parking...

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Why Aren’t There More American Day Laborers, Doctors, Engineers and Textile Workers?

By on Oct 19,2019

In this article Harrison explains the economic rule which says - your rewards will be in direct proportion to the value you provide. In your career if you are not providing enough value, the rule will catch up with you sooner or later. In contrast, if you are providing more value than you receive you will probably have a very good career. Companies that provide more value than they receive for their products generally end up flourishing. Companies that provide very little value generally end up going out of business. The law of economics that is always operating in the background is that you always need to give more than you take and be prepared to give.

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