How Successful People Reach Their Goals

This video is an oldie from Harvard Business Review, but still relevant.  Here are a few tips on how to reach your goals:
  1. Be specific on actions required to reach goal
  2. Decide when & where you’ll act on your goals
    1. Block out time on your calendar
  3. Shift mindset to get better with reasonable goals
  4. Focus on what you will do and not what you won’t do

Nokia announces the return of 3310

Techcrunch reports on Nokia’s relaunch of the 3310 with 25 days of stand by battery and 23 hours of talk time.  Additional features includes:

Technical specs:

  • System: Dual band 900/1800 MHz
  • Software platform: Nokia Series 30+
  • Dimensions: 115.6*51.0*12.8mm
  • Weight: 79.6 g (including battery)
  • Display: 2.4’’ QVGA (240*320)
  • two Micro SIM slots
  • Curved window with polarised layer for better readability in sunlight
  • Connectivity: micro USB, 3.5mm AV connector,
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM
  • Camera: 2Mpxl camera with LED flash
  • MicroSD card support up to 32 GB
  • LED torchlight

Trudeau Urged to take Rejected U.S. Tech Workers

Bloomberg reports that Canadian CEOs are urging Trudeau to take rejected U.S. Tech Workers:

“…dozens of Canada’s tech chief executive officers including Shopify Inc.’s Tobi Lutke, an immigrant from Germany, and Hootsuite Media Inc.’s Ryan Holmes signed a letter asking Canada to offer immediate entry visas to those hit by the order.”

Trump’s actions are already helping the USA lose its status as a magnet for the world’s talent.

Management Consultant Raises Significantly Dropped in 2016

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Charles Aris interviewed 3500 consultants and recently released their 2017 Strategy Consulting Compensation Study.

Here are a few notes of interest:

After two years in as a Management Consultant, a Class of 2014 MBA grad averaged $215,708 in total compensation. According to the 2014 census data, this puts them in the top 5% of household income in the United States.

The Bad: On average, raises significantly dropped from 18% to 11% in 2016. Although it was another year of record setting earnings, some firms experienced a slow down.

The Good: For Management Consultants transitioning into corporate roles, they can look forward to a comparable base salary and even higher total compensation. With that said, the finding should be treated as directional, since it is only based on anecdotal data.

Below you will find 2016 corporate offer ranges*, at the 25th, 50th and 75th percentiles, for each MBA graduation year:

Corporate Offer Ranges