Q: If I am embarking on the path to entrepreneurship does this material still apply?
A: Yes, the entrepreneur needs the same fundamental career skills that one joining a major corporation does, and perhaps more.
Q: If I have multiple offers, how do I turn down the other offers without pissing them off?
A: Great question. I will do a blog on this in the near term. The key is be honest and don't lie. Don't accept a job offer you aren't sure you will take. Worse, don't accept an offer is there is a chance that you are not going to start. Seasoned corporate recruiters want people that are honest with them. They should know that you mounted a strong job search and you are speaking to multiple companies. If you are waiting on a dream job, communicate your urgency by sharing the news of other offers. Ideally, the companies you say no to have an open door to you in the future. Once you have accepted with another, tell the other companies, thank them for their interest, and let them know how much you appreciate their interest and getting the chance to know them better.
Q: If our student organization what’s to bring you to our campus, what is the cost?
A: None. I come at my own expense schedule permitting. You just need to have more than 50 people in the audience.
Q: Do you come to London?
A: Yes, the needs of students is a global issue and whether you are in London, New York, Bangalore, Beijing, Sidney or Los Angeles, the need is the same and schedule permitting, I come at my own expense.
Q: How much do I need to start investing?
A: Great question. The real issue is to just start. Three factors come into play when amassing wealth: How much you invest, what is the rate or return, and how long it is invested. The time (how long it is invested) is the critical item for you. Just start. Even if you put it in a savings account, over time you will figure it out. Spend less than you make, pay yourself first, make it automatic, and use time to your advantage.