Career Advice


In the midst of early-stage RC recruiting and late-stage EC recruiting it’s easy to get caught up in the focus on our next career moves as the be-all and end-all. But listening to Kathleen Sebelius at a WSA Fireside Chat recently, the ECs and RCs in the room were challenged to think more about the journey of our careers and take opportunities as they come without being wedded to a particular strategy. When Kathleen Sebelius was appointed to be Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), it seemed like a logical next step in a stellar, well-planned political career. But Sebelius’ take […]

A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH KATHLEEN SEBELIUS


It’s that time of year — RCs are abuzz with visions of Field 3 projects that will turn into the next overnight (or at least over-semester) success, while a sizable number of ECs continue their network searches (on a now fairly beaten track) to find the right startup gig for next year. At a WSA Fireside Chat last week, Jules Pieri shared a different, wizened view of what success looks like in a startup, or in a ‘small business’ as they were known when she graduated HBS in 1986. The lessons for entrepreneurs that emerged from Pieri were: Go big: […]

ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS: PLAYING THE LONG GAME