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Early birds may get the worm, but late birds get the job

From the time we were kids, we've been force-fed the idea that first is best.  It doesn't always work that way. Sometimes last is best. The conventional wisdom is to be first across the finish line
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The most valuable card in your wallet

When Ben Franklin founded the first public lending library in America in 1731, he probably had no idea what he would inspire.  There is no better bargain than a library card, and what better time to sign up for one than September -- library
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Mountains cannot meet, but people can

In dealing with complex give-and-take issues, I am reminded of the fable where a dog with a bone comes to a pond and sees its reflection in the water.  It thinks it sees another dog with a bone and tries to grab that one too.  In doing so
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Never confuse arrogance with confidence

In ancient Greece, Alcibiades was telling Pericles how Athens should be governed.  Annoyed by the young man's tone and manner, Pericles said, "Son, when I was your age, I talked just the way you are talking." Alcibiades
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Undercover bosses discover that employees have them covered

So there's this new guy/gal, older than most entry-level employees, who shows up at your workplace one day and wants to learn the ropes.  A little unusual, you think, but you train the person to do your job and explain why what you do is
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Be picky about picking fights

Disagreements happen.  You can't always get your way.  Everyone has an opinion.  There are two sides to every argument.  When you're dealing with family or friends, you expect to have differences of opinion.  Perhaps
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It's not always about the money

I'm having a fabulous time on my tour promoting my new book, Use Your Head To Get Your Foot in the Door: Job Search Secrets No One Else Will Tell You.  I've been meeting folks with so many stories that I could write another book on the
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Follow Your Passion

Great movies leave plenty of excellent footage on the cutting room floor.  It's part of the process, my son David, a film director, tells me. The same is true when an author writes a book. Following the dozens of interviews I conducted
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Use your head to open doors

In the State of the Union address, President Obama declared our national economic agenda "begins with jobs." So does mine. I'm dedicating myself to a 30-day, nationwide tour to launch my newest book Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door: Job
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Never lose hope

In Greek mythology, Pandora opened her fabled box and let out all evils except for hope, which Greeks considered to be as dangerous as the world's other evils. Soon they discovered that without hope to offset their troubles, humanity was filled with