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Career, Strategy

Career advice: Go where the competition isn’t

This week I am in Shanghai, China, visiting with alumni of Darden, business leaders, government officials, and interesting companies. It’s refreshing to plunge into the business ecosystem here because of its buoyancy and optimism. Sure, there is frustration with state-owned enterprises, bureaucracy, air pollution, corruption, and government restrictions…

By Bob Bruner-
Career

Lost and Found: Christopher Columbus and the Job Search

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.— Christopher Columbus“I want the freedom to choose; I want to maximize my options,” a student once said to me, in anguishing over his job search and explaining his career strategy…

By Bob Bruner-
Career

Getting an MBA: When and Where

This fall, I am traveling extensively, reaching out to prospective applicants to the Darden School of Business at University of Virginia. Though my trips entail a lot of public speaking, I am listening too. The people in my audiences voice concerns about the recession—and international applicants are worried…

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