In some ways, Megan Welter has the background of the typical NFL cheerleader. She started dancing at age three, she told ABC15, competed throughout her childhood and eventually joined her college dance team. But after graduating from school in 2007, she decided on a very different career path. She joined the Army, completing officer training and eventually being deployed to Iraq as a cable platoon leader.
In Chapter 6 of 21 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, legal search and consulting firm executive James McCormick answers "How Are Your Personal Experiences Shaping Your Professional Aspirations?" He shares what he has learned in his 20s and 30s, namely that there is no one right script to follow to life a full life. Moving from Detroit to Ann Arbor to San Francisco to New Orleans to New York City, getting married, becoming a father, and building a law career all teach him improvisation.
In Chapter 18 of 18 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, author and entrepreneur Nina Godiwalla answers "So One of the Messages That You Share With Audiences is Built on This Idea of Practical Experimentation. What is That?" Godiwalla shares how practical experimentation is about being reasonable and earning a living while pushing the boundaries by taking risks pursuing your passions. She uses this approach to find that delicate balance of feeling fulfilled developing her passions.
While office blowups can be cathartic, research shows that witnessing such a battle sparks a measurable decline in onlookers’ working memory and creativity. Sue Shellenbarger and operational psychologist Dr. Michael Woodward discuss on Lunch Break.
In Chapter 2 of 13 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, technology entrepreneur Idan Cohen answers "What is Getting Easier and What is Getting Harder in Your Life?" Cohen shares how it is easier to figure out his priorities, especially now that he is married and settling down. It finds having a life companion gives him a greater purpose to how he wants to live his life. He finds it harder to combine multiple parts of his life to achieve life goals and figure out what he plans to accomplish.
Among the many wonderful things about being a Warren Buffett devotee is that the man’s wisdom provides life and money lessons in equal measure. Over his long and incredibly successful career, Buffet's integrity and simplicity have in turn informed his purposeful life. Some famous quotes from Buffet over the years have been "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently."
In Chapter 13 of 17 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, educator and entrepreneur Michael Margolis answers "How Are Your Aspirations Changing as Your Experience Grows?" Margolis shares Lao Tzu wisdom on adding to your life by taking away or subtracting things. Margolis adopts this philosophy in his own life as he learns to say no, to set boundaries, to managing information technology streams and battle the oft competing priorities of serving others while taking care of your self.
Mary Barra heads GM, Marissa Mayer heads Yahoo!, and we may even see a female President in the near future, but Wall Street will not see a woman lead a major investment bank anytime soon. Sital Patel tells us why. Photo: AP.
In Chapter 21 of 21 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, creative director and educator Lauren Serota answers "How Are Your Personal Experiences Shaping Your Professional Aspirations?" Serota shares how work and life experiences integrate together into how she lives her life. She notes how life outside work - from exercise and cycling to personal relationships to traveling - inform life inside work and vice versa. As a creative leader, she looks to always learn.
In Chapter 4 of 19 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, Boxee co-founder and head of product Idan Cohen shares how after growing up in the suburbs of Tel Aviv, Israel, moves to Tel Aviv and embraces the casual nature of connecting with friends after work. After relocating to New York City, Cohen finds connecting with friends after work more challenging and shifts his attention to making weekend plans. Cohen is co-founder and head of product at Boxee Inc, an online video software company.
Most financial advisers like to build their practice on a specific subset of the population but one thing they may overlook is the significance of generations. WSJ Wealth Adviser's Corrie Driebusch sits down with Marie Dzanis of Northern Trust to discuss.