Kate McKeon

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Why You Don’t Belong at Harvard

Only a fool competes on another’s terms. I help people reach their professional dreams. A few start early, age 12. Most come in around age 24 when they are preparing to go to graduate school - for some this is a reset button, for others...

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Career Development 2015

I'm excited to bring the Career Development course to my Millennial students starting Feb 2015. The course is a blend of practical advising, passion building, and tactical implementation. It will be 2 hours (8-10p EST) on Wednesday nights for 3 weeks.  Breaks down like this: Session 1:...

Going Solo
V&V: Aaron Cohn of Laundry Puppy

This installment of V&V covers Aaron Cohn of Laundry Puppy. He recently sold to FlyCleaner and we caught up around Thanksgiving for a debrief. Down-to-earth and super personable, Aaron is still helping Laundry Puppy clients through FlyCleaner and helping FlyCleaner maximize their investment in him....

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Be Exponentially Better, Not Incrementally

“It’s Easier To Make Something 10 Times Better Than To Make Something 10% Better” - Astro Teller, head of Google X My students who struggle the most start 30-60 points away from their target score. It seems so close. But the brutal truth is that most won't...

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 2010 may be winding down, but hopefully your business is ramping up. Many wishes for a profitable and productive 2011, -Kate ...

Education
Pushing our Bottoms

Falling and Failing by pushing our bottom third into teaching. According to McKinsey and Co., Finland, Singapore and South Korea have 100% of their incoming teachers coming from the top 1/3 of their college classes. The US . . . has a dismal 23%. Over 47%...

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This Day in History – When the French Were Strong

October 19, 1781 the British surrender to George Washington at Yorktown. Apparently General Cornwallis of the Brits did not feel well that day . . . no kidding, losing to a scrappy colony that couldn't even dress its troops . . . so instead General O'Hara...

Competition
Students and Self Esteem

This is the abbreviated version of a Saturday Night Live skit (Basement Karate - Bryan Cranston). What was so striking was the little boy's reaction to getting shellacked by his old man. I have heard some of the exact same phrases out of my GMAT...

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IBM and Canada – Bad Food or Bad Numbers?

IBM recently launched an ad campaign highlighting their work on education, crime prevention and food poisoning reduction . . . okay, really, the interlocking theme is Outcomes for a smarter planet. But they demonstrate those outcomes in the fields of education, food safety and crime...

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What is Talent

The most obvious expression of talent is that which is shown externally. A fast athlete,the top of the class, MacArthur grants . . . some talent is innate, the rest is cultivated. Can we do better cultivating the good stuff? That might depend - what...

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Education Career

I get the darnedest things by email. Today I received an email offering MBA-oriented positions within the Education sector. This is a real group with real reach so if you are interested in impacting public education, you may want to chat with Chaka Booker. The...