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Jack Ma failed his primary school test twice and failed is secondary school test twice. He was rejected for a job at Kentucky Fried Chicken. 24 people applied. He was the only one rejected. He was one of five applicants for the police force. He was the only one rejected. He applied to Harvard 10 times and was always rejected. So, who is this dismal failure?
Witold Pilecki was a Polish Officer who formed a resistance army after the Nazis invaded Poland. He volunteered to be captured and imprisoned in the Auschwitz death camp to gather intelligence. As a prisoner, he passed information to the Allies regarding the truth of the camp. He helped the prisoners as best as he could and eventually escaped.
Complacency can be deadly. Here are 14 things that you should be doing even if you are happy and feel secure in your new job.
Many workers completely abandon any trace of job seeking when they are working. This can be from being complacent or perhaps ‘there just isn’t enough time’ or ‘that isn’t a priority right now’. Continue reading
Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a British engineer who left an amazing legacy in his 53 short years. This was the time of the Industrial Revolution. He had vision and drive far beyond most men. His works included Ships, Bridges, Tunnels and Railroads. Most of his works were larger than life such as the amazing Great Eastern Steamship.
The Oyster Creek Nuclear plant in New Jersey just announced an “Unusual Event” due to extremely low tides. The engineers reacted quickly and professionally and reduced power until the situation was back to normal.
However, this does highlight the importance of being prepared for a nuclear emergency. Potassium Iodide and Potassium Iodate provide some specific protection in the event of a nuclear event. Iodine will NOT protect you from massive radiation or fallout. It will however, provide some protection. Continue reading
The true compensation for a position is not always apparent. When you are in the job market, you should be able to quantify the compensation.
Here are some things to consider.