I found this interesting article on the new CBS Money Watch site that replaced one of my long time favorite information venues, BNet. The BNet brand is no more but the edgy and interesting content lives on. You may not agree with everything you read, but it reflects an emerging point of view among younger executives.
The author, Penelope Trunk, is the founder of Brazen Careerist, a social network for young professionals.
"There are no formulas for who is successful. But there are statistical probabilities. For example, you are equally as likely to succeed if you go to Harvard as if you apply to Harvard and get rejected, according to Alan Krueger, Princeton economist. And you are more likely to be successful at work if you were a cheerleader than if you get a Ph.D.
"So you can be proactive, and do things that successful people do. But you can also think the other way, and avoid doing things that only losers do. Here are five of those…"