Case Study: Amazing Career Advice for College Grads

Graduates in Cap and Gown

I recently stumbled upon this excellent article from Business Insider:

Amazing Career Advice for College Grads from LinkedIn’s Billionaire Founder

Sharing advice for new graduates is not the main purpose for writing this post.  The article’s advice, however, happens to be superb.  So, if you know some new grads, by all means share away! Continue reading


How to Eliminate Those Pesky Bullet Points

Source:  Nintendo

Source: Nintendo

For one of my recent seminars, I decided to challenge myself.  As an admitted follower of Presentation Zen, over the past few months I have been reducing the amount of bullet points in my presentations.  For my seminar on effective meetings, I thought to myself, “What if I could make this PowerPoint slide show without a single bullet point?” Continue reading

Leaving Your Mark


If you live in Japan, at some point in life, you are going to have to acquire a “hanko” (name stamp).  Like a signature in western countries, a hanko is how you represent yourself in correspondence and business transactions.

The other day, I was staring at my own hanko (pictured above) and wondering how I could get more use out of it.  The only place that requires me to use it is my bank—I can simply sign for everything else.  Then it hit me:  “This would make a great blog post!” Continue reading