Like a modern Renaissance man, it is difficult to choose a domain where Michael Bloomberg has not tried his hand at. A banker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, billionaire, politician, activist, media mogul, avid pilot… and it is not a full list of accomplishments of just one single person. His name has even been used to name the “Bloomberg” information terminals which have become indispensable for traders, working in the financial markets industry. His quick thinking and unbelievably rigorous work ethic have let him foresee how accurate early information from first hands can become a valuable asset in our information age and construct a whole eco-system around this idea. Here we will have a look at how a man who was made redundant at his well-paid job at 40 years old, managed to change the whole financial world, and even win the elections for the mayor of New York.
“Life is too short to spend your time avoiding failure,”
— Michael Bloomberg Continue reading “What Can We Learn from Michael Bloomberg’s Story”
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Whether you’re the kind of person who ponders on the possible setbacks of our fast growing advancement in technology or you’re the kind who welcomes with open arms any means of making life easier with technology, the rate at which new electronic devices and machines are being produced and improved doesn’t seem likely to come to an end. And more often than not, each new advancement comes with a handful of positive aspects, as well as negative, and eBook is a perfect example. Continue reading “The Pros and Cons of E-Books”
A lot of college students get jobs for various reasons. It could be in order to get some work experience or earn some extra cash. For some, it’s a necessity because their college tuition may be just too expensive. Some students immediately go for multiple jobs depending on how urgently they need the money. So how is it even possible to handle multiple jobs and school at the same time? If you’re not careful you might burn yourself out before mid-quarter and have to drag yourself to the university. You start to fall behind on responsibilities and your grades go downhill. There’s the potentiality of this leading to chronic stress, and let’s not even talk about the consequences of that. Continue reading “Tips for Balancing Work and Study as a College Student”
Perfectionism is the quality that has a dual connotation to it and therefore it is often confusing to people to decide whether it is a negative or a positive thing to have. Very often people think that it will help them to work harder, to achieve more and to learn better. In reality, it leads to inefficiency, loss of focus and very often procrastination. In this article, we are going to discuss how this trait prevents you from achieving your goals in the long run. Continue reading “Too Perfect or How to Conquer Perfectionism”
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We live in the 21st century, at the time when the competition is high and we have a lot of responsibilities expected of us and a lot of tasks to be completed. This is draining and most of the time it feels like it is easier to lie on the bed rather than get up to all this which is awaiting for us. Very often the absence of strategy and management life hacks is the main reason for procrastination, which has become a catchy word for the past decade. Very often people who have mastered time management skills are the people who have found balance in their life: this includes their professional and private life, self-growth, health, psychological well-being, managing their interests and etc. All of them were not born with a guide on how to become happy and satisfied with their life. This came with experience of experimenting with what helps to boost focus and productivity over the course of the day. In this article, we are going to have a look at some ideas and principles which can help you organize your daily routine and become more efficient. Continue reading “Efficient Habits of Successful People”
Well, time flies, it’s November now! You should start thinking about applications for graduate jobs if you are in your final year or at least looking for an idea what you need to do in order to find a job or internship later. To be able to do it, you should have a clear idea what should be on your CV to make sure it appeals to the potential employer. Of course, the skills that you are going to list on your CV will depend on the specific role that you are applying for. But still, there is a set of transferable skills that each employer would like job applicants to possess. These are so-called soft-skills which we are going to discuss in this article. Continue reading “Top Skills on the CV Employers are Looking for”
Mental health, unfortunately, is something people don’t often take seriously nowadays. As college students, we have quite a lot on our mind regarding tons of school work and keeping a decent academic record that we tend to forget the most important thing of all — looking out for ourselves. Some are often hesitant to stop for a moment just to reflect on their lifestyle, to see if they may have recently developed certain habits that may be detrimental to their mental health. They fail to realize these habits until it’s too late and the outcomes are rather severe. You see, your mental health is way more important than academic records. Being mentally healthy enables you to function well, have meaningful social connections, positive self-esteem, and helps you to cope better with the ups and downs of college life. By maintaining your mental health, you eliminate certain toxic habits which are likely to disrupt your mental state. The key is to be aware of what these habits are in order to put an end to them. So here are a few tips to help you maintain your mental health as a college student. Continue reading “Maintaining Your Mental Health As a College Student”
Hi there, it’s Tom! I am glad to announce the winner of our scholarship contest. It was difficult to choose out of 127 wonderful essays, but we did it.
We congratulate Carol Tally, the student of the Massasoit Community College for winning the $1000 scholarship. You can read a part of her story below.
Dear BooksRun Scholarship Committee:
Thank you for the opportunity to apply for the BooksRun scholarship.
Returning to college in my mid-fifties started out as an intimidating experience but I realized with resources such as BooksRun, the journey was going to be possible. My college-age children shared their experiences, introduced me to ISBN and navigated around www.booksrun.com with me. This was an amazing introduction and surpassed my experience of standing in a long bookstore line to learn the book just sold out or is selling at a higher than usual mark-up. Continue reading “BooksRun $1000 scholarship winner”