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“The Listener Retains Only the Words He Is Expecting”: Negotiating in China

The title of this article comes from Marco Polo’s description, to Kublai Khan, of negotiating in China during his travels. Polo’s words echo across the centuries even to today, a time of unprecedented globalization and cultural exchange. Despite the near-instantaneous access to cultural information, many non-Chinese are bewildered by the complex and elaborate dance of negotiating with the Chinese...
Brandt Arceneaux, Tulane University Freeman School Of Business '16 | May 12, 2016 0   
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5 Interview Mistakes You're Still Making In 2016

As companies ease up on the formalities, one candidate's sense of interview etiquette might look pretty different from another's. While every company is different, here's a look at five of the most common interview mistakes job seekers are still making—either by discarding conventions they shouldn't or just making the wrong moves altogether. James Sudakow, principal of CH Consulting, Inc., lists ...
Zana Zidansek, MBA-Exchange.com Admin | May 11, 2016 0   
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Your Brain has a "Delete" Button

Ability to learn is more than building and strengthening neural connections - it is also about breaking down the old ones, known also as "synaptic pruning". This is how your brain makes the physical space for you to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more. Pollack and Cabane explain: "Imagine your brain is a garden, except instead of growing flowers, fruits, and vegetables, yo...
Zana Zidansek, MBA-Exchange.com Admin | May 11, 2016 0   
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The Impact of Including Athletics in Your Resume

The art of curating the perfect resume isn’t an easy task; creating the ideal balance of likeability and hireability is difficult, especially when you might not have extensive work experience or groundbreaking accomplishments. Three professionals share their opinion in the interview with Grace Cordsen: When considering a prospective candidate, would seeing leadership positions or high-level...
Zana Zidansek, MBA-Exchange.com Admin | April 27, 2016 0   
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6 Common Mistakes Recent Graduates Make

One of the most common mistakes recent grads make is accepting an offer without question or negotiation. Hiring managers and recruiters have shared some of the most cringe-worthy mistakes that young professionals make and also offered their advice on how to avoid them. 1. Failure to Negotiate Do your research and have a salary in mind. "Being honest about your salary requirements early on can...
Zana Zidansek, MBA-Exchange.com Admin | April 27, 2016 0   
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How to Network Without Being Annoying

Landing a job often comes down to networking. When creating professional relationships, there is a fine line between being persistent and being flat-out annoying. Industry pros advise on making killer connections with these 10 biggest dos and don'ts: 1. DO Join Professional Organizations 2. DON'T Be Selfish 3. DO Make the Most of the Panel Discussions 4. DON'T Send Generic Linkedin Invit...
Zana Zidansek, MBA-Exchange.com Admin | April 27, 2016 0   
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2016 Update: What Happens in One Internet Minute?

Big Data is inevitable. In one year we have created more data than ever before. The struggle to keep up with the services is intense and competition for the users is fierce. "Whether you realize it or not, as consumers, Big Data surrounds us everywhere, ultimately influencing decisions that we make every day." This is what actually happens in 60 seconds on the internet:
Zana Zidansek, MBA-Exchange.com Admin | April 18, 2016 0   
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Contagious: Why things catch on?

Jonah Berger's book "Contagious: Why things catch on?" addresses some interesting questions, such as why are some products and ideas talked about more than others? Why do some articles make the most emailed list? Why do some YouTube videos go viral? Word-of-mouth. The best thing about it is that it is available to everyone, you just have to get people to talk.The challenge, though, is how to do t...
Zana Zidansek, MBA-Exchange.com Admin | April 12, 2016 0   
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Too Late To Start? Quarter Life Crisis and Late Bloomers

Does success have a deadline? And if yes, what is the best age to succeed? Take a look of the static version for different periods of life: - “The Critical Period” – Do It Early or Bust? - The Data Behind The Success Age - The Middle Of Life or Mid-Life Crisis - The Quarter-Life Crisis - Late Bloomers, Not Losers
Zana Zidansek, MBA-Exchange.com Admin | April 12, 2016 1   
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Gary Vaynerchuk - 92Y Talk

Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world's hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding ...
Zana Zidansek, MBA-Exchange.com Admin | April 11, 2016 0   
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