Over my 30-year career, I’ve received thousands of pieces of advice, on everything from what type of job to look for, advanced degrees to pursue, to how to make money online and grow my business. I’d estimate that over 75% of the advice I’ve received was dead wrong for me – heading me in a direction that either would fail miserably or make me unhappy in the success of it.
This summer thousands of kids will start Wall Street jobs or internships for the first time, and they need to know that it's going to be really hard. The hours are long, the bosses are demanding, and the lives they knew are going to disappear.
One branch of the effective altruism movement emphasizes the rigorous evaluation of charities. A second branch is focused on a different but related aspect, career choice. Choosing a career to benefit others actually strikes me as a bit of a downer–get out the sackcloth and ashes, repent, renounce your sins and all that.
I asked dozens of people across many industries and spanning three generations one simple question: What is the worst career advice you've ever gotten? From the too timid to the downright offensive, these are our favorites.
We've been asking Wall Street vets for the best piece of career advice they received and what they would tell young folks in finance today. Last night, we caught up with Jimmy Lee — JPMorgan Chase Vice Chairman and Co-Chairman of JPM's investment bank — at Harlem RBI's "Bids for Kids" gala. Lee was being honored alongside baseball legend Mariano Rivera.
The sitcom "Seinfeld" has been a regular at the top of critics' lists of the greatest shows of all time since it wrapped in 1998, and has brought in over $3 billion in revenue due to its second life in syndication.