Tag: School

The Most Effective Way to Learn a Foreign Language

Today, I am fluent in Mandarin and Portuguese, and high conversational in Spanish. I am in the process of learning language #5, Russian. Being fluent in 3 languages and conversational in 2 is not an easy process. I practiced every day. It took hundreds of hours of Duolingo, Quizlet flashcards,

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The Dark Side of Attending an Ivy League School

I was obsessed with college admissions in high school: better job opportunities, amazing connections, an alumni network, and a sense of confidence. And to be honest — this was largely true. I had many friends who attended Harvard and Yale who had six figure job offers after graduating. They were

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Why Some Smart, Hardworking People Never Become Successful

I believed that if smart people worked hard, they would eventually become successful. But as I grew older and began my career, I realized that this is not necessarily the case. Many people I knew who were intelligent and hard-working have gone on to have notable careers or start their

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