Category Archives: happiness

I am 53 years old and want to start my MBA next Fall at 54. Am I crazy?

“I am 53 years old and want to start my MBA next Fall at 54.  Am I crazy?  I have a B.S. in Business and work as an Administrative Assistant at a local community college.  I would like to teach part-time and the school requires an MBA in order to teach.  Do you think this […]

Am I wasting my EE degree if I open a cafe/bakery?

I’m 22, just graduated from college with a BS in Electrical Engineering (DSP/Communications Concentration) from a respectable university. I’ve had a hard time finding a job in this recessionary economy, and something that I don’t see recovering anytime soon. So, I’ve been trading stocks in the meantime, but I’ve also looked at the possibility of […]

What industries provide the greatest earning potential?

Let’s assume it’s money I’m after. In your experience, what industries provide the greatest earning potential for salaried employees. Is it Wall street (or private equity) or Fortune 50? Can you shed some light on the comparative attributes of such a climb, such as how many years it would take to get there and how […]

Is Job Hopping Bad For My Career?

What do you think about the taking of risks in job opportunities by following the career journey no matter where it leads? I have had numerous positions and never seem to be able to call one my home with the exception of one company from 1981 to 1995. Since this position I seem to have […]

Are letter grades the reason teens cheat?

This is a guest post from ATHM reader Candida Gazoli.  While it’s a bit off the beaten path from our usual fare, I liked the essay and decided to share it.  Thanks Dida! “So why did you cheat, Lila?” I asked.  Lila is an A student and a soon-to-be senior at Palo Alto High School.“To […]

How do you know when you’re at the cusp of success in your life and career?

How do you know when you’re at the cusp of success in your life and career? The Harvard MBA Says: I’m tempted to quote Potter Stewart on hard-core pornography: “I know it when I see it.”  The problem is, most people don’t know success when they see it.  Thanks to the hedonic treadmill, even those […]