Making college worth your time, money and memories

Interesting post from Seth Godin today that makes this argument–the notion that graduating from college is the key to future success has existed for hundreds of years, and it's about to be exposed as a scam for several reasons. 1. With some notable exceptions, the educations offered by most colleges aren't really all that different […]

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Inspiration is perishable

I just finished a great business book called "Rework."  And like a lot of business books, it's got plenty of application for high school students, too.  Here's an example. Page 271:  Inspiration is perishable.  "Inspiration is like fresh fruit or milk.  It has an expiration date.  If you want to do something, you've got to […]

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Do you have a favorite book?

I don't necessarily think that every student has to love to read.  But I do think every kid—every adult, too, really—should have a favorite book. If you love to read, that's wonderful.  Read like your hair is on fire.  There are few interests that will make you think more analytically, argue more persuasively, and write […]

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Here’s how to be excited for your senior

Our counselor, Allison, received this email today from one of her students who visited–and decided on–her future college over the weekend. "Yeah, my family’s really happy. They all got sweatshirts, and my mom got a tacky sticker for her car."  The school?  Whittier College.  That's what makes this so great. 

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