According to legend, when Captain Hernan Cortes landed in Veracruz in 1519, he burned all his ships so that his army would have no option for retreat. Startlingly, people starting businesses are often given this same advice. They are advised to “burn the ships” by killing all other possibilities and earning opportunities in favor of unwavering and focused commitment to making things work with their...

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The world has changed.  Very few people graduate from school, climb on to the career ladder with a company, and then climb off decades later from a much higher rung with a golden retirement watch.  Most people work for many companies, in many industries, and under many types of terms during the course of their careers.  Consider the following statistics: “Individuals born in the latter years...

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