Congratulations, College Application Students, for Achieving Great Admissions Results!

By | College & University Students, College Applications & Admissions, College Life, College Planning, Dads, High School Students, Leadership, Moms, Parenting, Parents | No Comments

Hey ThreeEQ students that are college applicants! I am super proud of YOU for having achieved great results in top-tier college admissions and, just as important, having strengthened your mindset, skill set, and direction — pragmatic EQ and street smarts! Your admits to elite universities are awesome. Happy to help you…

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Twelve of Today’s Most Impressive Young Entrepreneurs

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Read my original Forbes article in February 2015. Building a startup is hard. That’s the reality in the midst of the noise, hype, and glamour depicted of entrepreneurship these days. In no particular order, you need to Attract and work with A-game players who share your vision, values, mission, goals, and…

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How to Handle College Admissions Rejections

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Read my original Forbes article in December 2014. The current college application period is coming to a close, and the decisions for this Early Decision/Early Action (ED/EA) season have arrived for freshman applicants. Congratulations to those who have been admitted! This article provides some words of comfort or wisdom and…

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Lessons Learned, Reflections, and Advice from a Harvard Student Leader

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Read my original Forbes article in July 2014. In this article, I would like to help enlighten motivated high schoolers, college and university students, and parents by sharing some lessons learned, reflections, and advice from a dynamic college student leader. In the elite private college and university world, high achievers…

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Student Entrepreneurship Is Humming at Elite Universities

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Read my original Forbes article in May 2013. “I am young, have time and am willing to take the risk. We want to innovate and deliver awesome engineering products.” This is Timothy Lee, a mechanical engineering major at UC Berkeley, singing the gospel of Silicon Valley. He’s an engineering project manager at VIRES…

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When to Say No to Harvard

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Read my original Forbes article in October 2012. “I literally said no to Harvard,” says Stanford University sophomore Darren. He was one of the young student entrepreneurs I met at StartX’s Summer 2012 Demo Day last month. StartX is Stanford’s well-backed startup accelerator for its entrepreneurial students. Darren adds, “My…

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Advice on Applying to Top U.S. Colleges Early Decision or Early Action

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Read my original Forbes article in August 2012. “The majority of my friends at Columbia got in ED (Early Decision),” says Emily, a rising sophomore at Columbia University‘s School of Engineering and Applied Science.” All of the ED admits were really driven. They all felt Columbia was truly their first choice school.” I…

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TV Interview about Mentoring Top Students

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Watch a TV interview with me about mentoring top students of high-end parents in 2012. (20-minute video) “My son was feeling great when he finished the call with you last evening. You have a gift in the way you work with these kids.” —Don Levy, former Senior VP of Marketing and Communications, Sony…

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Why to Start Preparing for College in Sixth Grade

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Read my original Forbes article in April 2012. “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail,” said the late legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden. Fast-forward to today’s competitive college admissions process and Wooden’s wisdom still holds: “Start preparing for college at grade six [age 11],” says UC San Diego Director of Admissions Mae…

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What It Takes to Get Into UC Berkeley

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Read my original Forbes article on December 2011. My previous article provided a little bit of guidance on what it takes to get admitted to Stanford, an elite university. In this article, I’d like to highlight a few topical issues and provide tips that might help juniors and younger students in high…

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