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"Damn it, Henderson, New York is still three hours ahead of us. Get on that!"
Tags:business executive, business executives, boss, bosses, new york, nyc, ny, new york city, new york, time, time zone, time zones, eastern standard time, subordinate, subordinates, regional time, regional time zones, time difference, time differences, california, hollywood, film industry, movie industry, film producer, film producers, getting ahead, get ahead, competition, competitiveness, order, ordering, ordered, director, directors, eastern time, pacific time, pacific standard time, unreasonable, unreasonable request, unreasonable requests, impossible request, impossible requests
"Wool is O.K. but there's a fortune in dental floss."
Tags:wool, sheep, sheep, floss, flossing, dental floss, dental hygiene, animal product, animal products, wool production, entrepreneur, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial, business minded, business minded, get ahead, getting ahead, gap in the market, gaps in the market, business woman, business women, businesswoman, businesswomen, business man, business men, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, shepherd, shepherds
"I think it is who you know and I know you.''
"Terri invited me over. We're going to play doctor of humane letters."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family, families, play, playing, playdate, playdates, play date, play dates, pretend, pretending, role-playing, role-play, make-believe, imagination, imaginary, education, higher education, school, schools, university, universities, college, colleges, doctor of humane letters, doctorate, doctorate, honorary doctorate, honorary doctorate, degree, degrees, academic, academia, academics, modern kids, modern children, getting ahead, starting early, success, modern life
"What he lacks in foreign-policy experience he more than makes up for in money."
Tags:rich person, rich people, wealthy people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, politician, politicians, privilege, privileges, privileged, running for office, unfair advantage, unfair advantages, foreign policy, foreign-policy, getting ahead, inexperience, inexperienced, priorities, bad priorities, wrong priorities
"Do you want to play doctorate?"
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, playing, make-believe, role-playing, fantasy, dress-up, dress up, education, higher education, phd, doctorate, postgraduate, postgrad, student, students, university, universities, college, colleges, overachiever, overachievers, ambitious, starting early, studying, learning, teacher's pet, precocious, getting ahead, intelligent, smart
"You'll have no problem squeezing 80 hours into a 30 hour week."
Tags:job application, job applications, job interview, job interviews, interview, interviews, overworked, overworking, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, modern expectations, rat race, the rat race, getting ahead, high expectations, take advantage, taking advantage, bad employer, bad employers
"Which one generates the most synapses?"
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family, families, newborn, newborns, infant, infants, baby, babies, mobile, mobiles, crib, cribs, stages of development, development, brain development, brain, brains, synapses, neurons, nervous system, biology, neurology, neurologist, neurologists, science, education, educational toy, educational toys, starting young, getting ahead, childhood, modern life
Making it, but not quite fast enough
A classroom full of young children; a schedule board in the background lists the day's activities which include: circle time, art fun, snack and S.A.T. prep.
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, teacher, teachers, student, students, classroom, classrooms, class, classes, score, scores, test, tests, testing, college, colleges, university, universities, academics, academic, mark, marks, grade, grades, bureaucracy, requirement, requirements, admission, admissions, standardised testing, standardised test, standardised tests, standardized testing, standardized test, standardized tests, prep, preparation, preparing, getting ahead, primary, elementary, kindergarten, nursery school, preschool, daycare, kid, kids, child, children, toddler, toddlers, modern education, modern life
"There will be plenty of time for playing after you get into college."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family, families, college, colleges, university, universities, education, higher education, school, schools, schooling, plenty of time, playing, having fun, fun, enjoying life, being a kid, being a child, childhood, studying, academics, no time, getting a head start, starting early, getting ahead, getting an early start, modern life, modern parent, modern parents, modern parenting, modern parenthood, competition, competitive
"Anytime I've ever been asked 'What do you want, a medal?' I've said yes."
Tags:cocktail party, cocktail parties, small talk, veteran, veterans, military veteran, military veterans, decorated, decoration, decorations, medal, medals, medal of valor, medal of valour, get ahead, gets ahead, getting ahead, trick of the trade, tricks of the trade, secret, secret to success, secrets to success, successful, sarcasm, sarcastic, question, questions, questioning
"It's not who you know that will help you succeed. It's what you know about who you know, that you can hold over their head."
'Son, I'm leaving you with the 3 vital elements of success - self confidence, sound education, and inherited wealth.'
"My career was on the launching pad."
Tags:hotshot, hotshots, young hopeful, young hopeful, hopes and dreams, aspiration, aspirations, career, careers, career plan, career plans, metaphor, metaphors, launchpad, launchpads, takeoff, countdown, countdowns, rocket, rockets, space travel, space rocket, space rockets, getting ahead, failed, failure, failures, disappointment, disappointments, disappointed, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs
"You've had to be kind to survive, and I've had to be nasty."
Tags:gender issues, gender stereotype, gender norm, gender norms, couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, marriages, long term relationship, long term relationship, unequal partnership, unequal partnerships, get ahead, getting ahead, plans for success, expectation, expectations, societal norm, societal norms, long-term relationships, gender issues, gender issues, sexist, sexists, misogyny, misogynist, misogynists, gender discrimination, inequality, gender inequality
"With the Suzuki method, they start them campaigning as early as three or four."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, toddler, toddlers, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family, families, education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, teacher, teachers, student, students, method, methods, pedagogy, pedagogies, music, politics, politician, politicians, government, governments, career, careers, job, jobs, speech, speeches, campaign, campaigns, campaigning, political, election, elections, podium, podiums, mini, miniature, practice, practicing, practise, practising, age, young, youth, starting young, modern education, getting ahead, modern life
"We're working on reading readiness."
Tags:history, historical, pre-history, pre-historical, prehistory, prehistorical, stone age, bc, b.c., before christ, paleolithic, palaeolithic, cave-dweller, cave dwellers, cavemen, caveman, cavewoman, cavewomen, neanderthal, neanderthals, early humans, cave painting, cave paintings, art, kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, education, school, schools, schooling, learning, teaching, teacher, teachers, student, students, reading, reading readiness, learning to read, reader, readers, literacy, early literacy, emergent reading, getting ahead, early start, modern life
'And for those of us still waiting for our big break, let us pray.'
"You realize, of course, it's not what you are that counts. It's who you know. Who do you know?
Tags:success, successful, accomplishment, accomplishments, achievement, achievements, prosperity, who, networking, contacts, business, businessman, businessmen, career, careers, job, jobs, working, friend, friends, acquaintance, acquaintances, getting ahead, who you know, reference, references, professional, social, relationship, relationships, climbing the ladder, corporate world, office life, office, offices, modern life
"Oh, I'm not really milking her. I do this so I don't have to make eye contact with anybody."
The best way to beat the competition is by not having any.
Tags:competitors, competition, entrepreneur, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial, business competitor, chess, games, front runner, ahead of the game, first to market, first mover, first mover advantage, fma, competitors, competition, compete, competes, competing, free market, free markets, market, markets, marketplace, marketplaces, get ahead, getting ahead, business strategy, business strategies
Man on Stilts in a Market
"Honey! Our party appointed me to be the the top candidate because I'm the most unethical dirtbag who knows the worst swearwords!"
Tags:candidate, candidates, political candidate, political candidates, ethics, ethical, unethical, how to get ahead, get ahead, gets ahead, getting ahead, party nominee, party nominees, party nomination, party nominations, politician, politicians, dirty politics, corrupt politician, corrupt politicians
"You're a blunt, defiant troublemaker. The boss wants you to work with him at headquarters..."
Tags:career, careers, business, businessmen, business men, business man, businessman, office, offices, office work, officework, peter principle, promotion, promoted, success, successful, getting ahead, get ahead, yes man, yes men, lazy, slacker, slackers, slacking, laziness, troublemaker, troublemakers, trouble maker, trouble makers, defiant, defiance