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The Roots of Achievement, Part 2: Experiences

Posted October 7, 2019 by Mark Perna Achievement doesn’t happen overnight. Like a tree, it has roots. And it’s the strength and depth of the roots that...

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The Roots of Achievement, Part 1: Academics

Posted September 23, 2019 by Mark Perna A successful education and career path is like a tree. We see and admire the sturdy trunk, the spreading branches,...

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A Year Later, I’m Still Answering Why

Posted September 18, 2019 by Mark Perna Today, it has been one year since Answering Why was released. Since its publication, it has attained bestseller status and...

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Delivering the Big Picture in Education and Employment

Posted September 9, 2019 by Mark Perna People don’t know what they don’t know—and that’s especially true of the people in today’s younger generations when it comes...

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“Because I Said So” Doesn’t Work Anymore. Here’s Why

Posted August 26, 2019 by Mark Perna Have you ever had the “because-I-said-so” exchange with someone? Whether you’re the person saying or hearing this line, it signals...

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Founder’s Perspective: The Skill of How to Learn

Posted August 12, 2019 by Mark Perna The 2019–20 school year is upon us, and it’s a busy time. Everyone is prepping and planning and putting together...

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TFS Founder’s Perspective: We Should Be Making Students Career Ready, Period.

Posted May 25, 2019 by Mark Perna “College and Career Ready.” It’s a great promise. It inspires confidence. It makes me want to get behind the organizations...

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Graduates, Build Your Dream — Not Someone Else’s

Posted May 13, 2019 by Mark Perna Hello graduates—or soon-to-be graduates! You’ve accomplished so much and you should be proud. There are so many great things waiting...

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When the Branch Creaks: How Crisis Moments Create Positive Change

Posted May 10, 2019 by Mark Perna If you’ve ever heard me speak or read my book, you’re probably familiar with my branch-creak story and the metaphor...

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Education with Purpose: A Paradigm Shift

Posted April 23, 2019 by Mark Perna Direction. Confidence. Marketable skills. Passion. All of these things are essential ingredients in a person’s lifelong success—and it’s the laudable...

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