Archive for July, 2012

Getting Ahead: How to get that office promotion

July 19th, 2012

No one wants to just tread water for their entire career. Doing “just enough” to get by at work doesn’t just hurt your career, it hurts you personally. After all, the amount of money you make can directly influence your quality of life. If you are unwilling to put in the work it takes to get ahead, then you can more or less expect to be unsuccessful forever.

There is a lot of politicking that goes into pushing your career ahead at an office. Any job that requires you to stay in a confined space with other people for hours a day will have this trait. However, this doesn’t mean that the average person can just talk their way into a great promotion. In the few cases where this is possible, you probably wouldn’t even want the job in the first place. Read the rest of this entry »

Boston’s Most Famous Business Men and Women

July 5th, 2012
Famous Family Members of the Boston Brahmin

Boston has long been famous for political personalities and the changes they brought about in America as a whole. Another group has also brought notoriety to this city throughout its history. These families began as the Boston Brahmin, a group of influential industrialists who formed the city’s philosophical atmosphere.

The Adams family was one of these families. Charles Francis Adams IV was born in Boston, graduated from Harvard in 1932 and attended Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. In later life he was awarded honorary degrees from Bates College, Northeastern University, Suffolk University and Tufts University. He spent his working life in industrial electronics and was the first president of the Raytheon Company.

Boston’s Lowell family was another of the Brahmins. The Honorable John Amory Lowell became first Treasurer of both the Merrimack Manufacturing Company and Boott Cotton Textile Mills. He acted as Director of the Winnipiseogee Lake Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing Company. Lowell was a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Harvard College. He was a member of the Linnean Society of London and Harvard honored him with an LLD. His financial acumen and high intellect allowed the Lowell Institute to flourish, supporting celebrated personalities in science, literature, politics, economics, theology and philosophy. Read the rest of this entry »