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Graduate jobs: ‘don’t confuse loyalty for obligation’

Originally written by Emerson Csorba in The Telegraph In Herman Hesse’s classic novel Siddharta, a young man named Siddharta leaves his family in order to live a philosophic life, after which he enters and spends many years in the world of commerce. Despite the many turns Siddharta takes in his life and travels, oscillating between […]

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Oxbridge complacency can lead to an unimpressive life

Written by Emerson Csorba and originally posted in The Telegraph I was told, in a conversation with a colleague several months ago, of an Ernest Hemingway quote that reads: “Never write about a place until you’re away from it, for only then do you have perspective.”   Much like me, this colleague had split his […]

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Why we should teach humility

Written by Emerson Csorba and originally posted in the World Economic Forum Agenda. In The Road to Character, New York Times columnist David Brooks thoughtfully examines society’s emphasis on what he calls “résumé virtues” – characteristics that advance careers but nevertheless lack depth. Reflecting on his own life, and through reference to the lives of Dwight Eisenhower, George Eliot […]

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Millennials, these career sectors are worth considering

Written by Emerson Csorba, Eric Termuende, and Josh Vanderleest and originally posted in the Globe and Mail. As long-time Alberta residents, we’ve become well acquainted with the energy industry through the endless barrage of stories focusing on our boom-and-bust cycles and our need to diversify. Indeed, the sector is a testament to ingenuity, and it […]

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What is education for?

Written by Emerson Csorba and originally posted in the World Economic Forum Agenda Last year, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, gave a speech in London called “Inclusive capitalism: creating a sense of the systemic.” Carney’s 2014 speech is worth reading in full, but it is his remark that “we need to recognise […]

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