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Follow your S curve

In her new book, Smart Growth, consultant and speaker Whitney Johnson describes how the best career paths trace an arc of self-discovery.

by Theodore Kinni
February 28, 2022
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Leadership when the chips are down

A century after his death, Ernest Shackleton and his unsuccessful Antarctic expedition offer a rich lesson on how to embrace failure.

by Daniel Akst
February 22, 2022
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Nothingness at the top of the heap

Abraham Cahan’s underrated classic, The Rise of David Levinsky, offers a portrait of success and solitude in the dog-eat-dog world of the garment trade.

by Daniel Akst
January 25, 2022