Many of my students have gone on to be consultants.  I’m happy when that happens, especially if they are able to have some interaction with the client, and influence on the client and the direction of a project. If they are crunching data all day, they might be better off working in a bank where they can see the results of their work more readily. [Crunching data is a place where a lot of consultants start. That’s where I started….

Better to be a small star in a great organization than a big star in a sleepy company.  Why? In a great organization, you can shine brighter and brighter In a sleepy organization, the sleepy people will bring you down and  ruin your shine. Can’t tell if your company is sleepy or great? Look at the people near retirement. Are they energetic or the near dead? If you stay there a long time, that is what you’ll look like. Which…