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Career Convo #1: Discovering Your Child’s Ideal Lifestyle and Experiences

Posted April 14, 2020 by Mark Perna Welcome to the #careerconvos series! The goal of this blog series is to break down the topics and questions you...

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Social Distancing and Staying Home: Perspective Is Everything

Posted March 27, 2020 by Mark Perna Due to the coronavirus health crisis, stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders are now in effect in many parts of the country—with...

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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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“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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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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Two Awards Later, I’m Still Stunned

Posted April 23, 2019 by Mark Perna A few weeks ago, I learned that my book Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations had...

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Soft Skills…Are You Kidding Me?

Posted April 8, 2019 by Mark Perna Are soft skills important in the age of the technical skills gap? Yes, they are—more than ever. In 2016, The...

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Founder’s Perspective: Motivating Young People with a “For-Now” Direction

Posted March 25, 2019 by Mark Perna “Career exploration can be done later. Now’s the time to enjoy your high school years.” This attitude is surprisingly prevalent...

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The Danger of Education for Education’s Sake

Posted March 11, 2019 by Mark Perna Education for education’s sake alone sounds noble, doesn’t it? No mercenary motivations here, just pure learning and the acquisition of...

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The Why Generation and Why You Should Care

Posted February 11, 2019 by Mark Perna The Why Generation is characterized by a single question: why? They’re forever asking, why do we do things this way?...

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