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'Having It All In 2012': Women Drastically Downsize Ambitions

'Having It All In 2012': Women Drastically Downsize Ambitions

What does it mean to "have it all"? Every generation of American women seems to ask this question -- and comes up with depressingly narrow definitions. "You can have it all -- just not at once" may sound optimistic, but it's just another way of saying "you can have a great career, or you can have a great... Read More »

Why You Shouldn't Be Too Ambitious

Why You Shouldn't Be Too Ambitious

In an age of job insecurity, does ambition even pay off? Indeed, the wealth gap shows that even if you get a job, your wage is likely to have little mobility. (This chart, "You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Gains," provided by Mother Jones, shows that the average income of the top 1 percent has grown 240... Read More »

Ambition: The Fire in the Belly Employers Want

Ambition: The Fire in the Belly Employers Want

Ambition, that old-fashioned fire in the belly, is what employers are looking for in 2011. Job applicants who demonstrate drive have the edge over even more technically qualified candidates. And, if you're ambitious, the timing is great for a job search. During 2011, the job market is picking up... Read More »

Ambition: If Your Kid Has Fire In Belly, Forget Ivy Leagues?

Ambition: If Your Kid Has Fire In Belly, Forget Ivy Leagues?

Can that old-fashioned quality ambition or fire in the belly make an Ivy League education a waste of money? At $200,000 a pop for the Ivy League educational experience, more experts, parents, Generation Y'ers, and even graduates are questioning the return on investment. And, after all, Time Man of the Year... Read More »

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