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  • The higher the stakes - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    freedom just to fail feels terrifying This is why people avoid high stakes decisions whenever they can Because the fear of failure is too great The problem is high stakes projects are the most important type Because high stakes projects are normally the best way to change everything In the end it s not the change that s the hard part it s the fear So we either have to figure out how to address where the fear comes from or just learn to look at it in the eye and walk side by side with it Both are really hard but very good choices Sunday September 22nd 2013 Business School No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read EducationMatters Share your education story Thank you Chicago for the nomination Apply to Join MLT Apply to Join NLC Learn about the JD MBA program Please Vote

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  • Front the fear - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    bring up the topic gets harder and harder That s what fronting the fear is about You learn how to front load the stuff that you don t want to do so you can get past it early So if your life goal is to be an entrepreneur the hardest part of the journey isn t getting a job at McKinsey or working at a top 20 law firm The hardest part is watching your classmates make six figure salaries while you live paycheck to paycheck That s why you have to front the fear If you become an entrepreneur first then everyday after gets easier and easier You get more and more clients And eventually you see a path to stability On the other hand if you do the easy stuff first if you deal with the errands and clear the table rather than just doing it now then 5 years later your salary is a lot harder to give up You ve taken on more costs than ever before And now more and more people are watching and expect it to work Under this scenario odds are you won t be turning into an entrepreneur any time soon So if you have a new project new career or new job in mind try doing the hard stuff first Stuff that s scary Things that might not work Stuff that embarrasses you Because even if it does not work at least you ll know And if it does work then path to get there will be a whole lot faster Easier said than done But worth a shot Monday September 16th 2013 Business School No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation

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  • Connecting the dots - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    person s intelligence and value based on that So we don t spend nearly enough time teaching people how to connect the dots We don t teach law students how to leverage their intuition Or MBAs how how to see things from a 10 000 foot view Or managers how to see the story from connecting seemingly unconnected events We can t teach connecting dots in a Dummies Guide and we don t have a handbook at work to show us how to do it We can only do it by putting people in new situations where they look around try new things get more experiences and fail more often than they want to And in the end this experience failing is more important than than the number of answers you got right Memorizing facts won t help you make change but having vision in the face of uncertainty might give you an opportunity to change everything We need to spend more time helping people to connect the dots Just a thought Tuesday September 10th 2013 Business School No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read EducationMatters Share your education story Thank you Chicago for the nomination Apply to Join MLT Apply to Join NLC Learn about the JD MBA program Please Vote Recent Posts Please vote A month in at Winston Strawn 365 Days of Yoga What I learned And why I kept going Exactly one year ago Seth Godin And working on a project

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  • Counting sheep - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    same classes and recruit for the same high paying jobs every year because everyone else in the class did the same thing That s because it s easier to put your head down fit in and find a good job that pays a salary every two weeks like everyone else than to go out on a limb On the other hand it s people who aren t counting sheep that are really making a dent in the world Like the CEO of Zappos who is willing to spend as much time as needed on the phone with customers even though everyone said it wouldn t work because it costed too much The CEO of Starbucks who is willing to change the entire culture of an organization even though it didn t make sense at the time A famous politician in New Jersey who is willing to film his losing campaign for city council and years later go on the SNAP diet to show the world what his district looks like even though people didn t like it If you can find a way to get more with with non sheep behavior that s where the good stuff happens People who are brave enough to look at status quo and say I don t agree And innovators who are brave enough to say I am willing to go the other direction What if the world had a lot more people who acted just like that Sunday September 8th 2013 Business School No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things

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  • MBA Mondays: Financial audits - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    the field They are almost always independent third parties Why An audit and the opinion is intended to assure various parties that the financial statements are true and reasonable More specifically it is intended to ensure that the company is not doing anything that is materially misleading its filings This is why it is done by an independent third party Why does it matter These can be important in transactional work In any sort of transaction one company usually needs to be valued because it is being sold or acquired or its stock is being sold or acquired In order to value a company a buyer and seller should understand things like assets and liabilities cash and cash equivalents property and equipment and the short and long term debt of the company among other things Financial statements presented by the company have these numbers thus the financial audit are important to help prove that the numbers the company gave are reasonably correct Layman s Terms Think about it like your tax return You could purposefully put misleading information in to save money ever year Moreover even if you try to get it right you may accidentally still get things wrong or mislead the readers In many cases the government will do an audit to make sure what you submitted is correct That s why tax firms will often audit the forms first to make sure everything passes the test of reasonableness Keep in mind that this is the short version The audits can become quite a bit more complicated than this Tuesday September 3rd 2013 Business School MBAMondays TAGS Finance MBA No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson

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  • 2013 World Scholars Gala knows that #EducationMatters - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    the education being such a major issue in Chicago there s never been a better time to bring everyone together in the same room To discuss the issues Learn about this organization And to not only to enjoy the evening but also to eventually work together to have a bigger voice in the education movement today There s never been a more pivotal time to move our country forward through eduction CLICK HERE to learn more about the World Scholars Program Click here to learn more about our EducationMatters campaign and HERE to read the education mission Saturday March 30th 2013 Education Networking TAGS education No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently Feel free to send along questions or comments as you read EducationMatters Share your education story Thank you Chicago for the nomination Apply to Join MLT Apply to Join NLC Learn about the JD MBA program Please Vote Recent Posts Please vote A month

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  • The Connections We Find - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    being very social and friendly and the top guys welcome him with open arms even though they do not work together Well on the day the CEO came my dad met the new CEO of the company He said they had a good exchange and he had a good feeling about the new CEO Not only was he capable but also nice and extraordinarily friendly The day after we met my dad called me up and told me the story I did not know it at the time but as it turns out the CEO went to Kellogg many years ago When I found out I couldn t believe it Without further ado I looked him up on LinkedIn as well as the company website and it was true He had a Kellogg MBA In fact a few folks from the company did After that I look up his contact info on the alumni database and sent an email just minutes ago Like I said it s easier than ever to find new connections today Stay tuned to see where this connection goes 3 17 Update I recently received a return email from the Kellogg alum We will be working to set up a time to grab coffee two or so weeks from now once his calendar clears This is good news but definitely not a surprise Kellogg alumni are incredibly friendly and understand the value of staying connected Stay tuned for future updates Saturday March 16th 2013 Networking No comments yet Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Message Sign me up for the newsletter Join the conversation AskJeremy Jeremy C Wilson is a JD MBA alumni using his site to share information on education the social enterprise revolution entrepreneurship and doing things differently

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  • Too much technology - JEREMYCWILSON.COM | JEREMYCWILSON.COM
    Herbert Simon put it this way also from HBR A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention And retention Taking in endless bits and bytes of information is akin to pouring water into a glass already full in this case our severely limited working memory In some ways we re all guilty Millennials have been doing this for years now even the President s campaign is centered around the use of technology Emailing friends when other friends are right in front of them Texting other people even though they are standing right beside them And scanning through Facebook to see the latest news even though the last ten times you were not fulfilled by anything they found What I ve come to find is that in high level work environments this doesn t fly Not only is it looked down upon but it s also not as productive Especially when your job is demanding and in jobs where you are forced to account for your time i e a law firm and consulting firm While you don t have to turn off your technology entirely at some point we ll all have to do better We ll have to consciously ignore it during times that matter During your most important projects In the time leading up to important meetings During your most productive times And of course when you re with people whose attention you care about Of course if you don t do it now life will force you Friends will notice you are not engaged enough Jobs will notice you re not productive enough You ll come to find that you re having a harder time focusing All things that have happened to me in the past And all things that can happen to anyone Friday October

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