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May 9, 2021 22 min
Show Notes: In this episode, I argue that this year's ridiculous admissions cycle is actually a blessing in disguise. It should cause us to take stock of where we are, where we're going, and how to get there.


0:01:23 Admissions as we know it - is broken


0:03:55 The new mindset


0:05:10 How to optimize for the new reality


0:06:00 The old-fashioned strategy


0:08:00 We must think differently


0:08:10 Hard-charger or status quo?


0:09:15 Motivation and ambition


0:10:37 Status quo students


0:11:45 What to do with a status quo student


0:12:45 What to do with a hard-charger


0:13:20 Institutional priorities


0:13:50 The athletic profile


0:14:48 Other profiles?


0:15:45 Will your child own a viable profile?


0:16:20 Summary review


0:18:15 What's the through-line?


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