A simpler name helps you get ahead
This final note today courtesy of our friends at Freakonomics. And which, I must say, I can relate to.
There’s a study in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology that shows people with easier to pronounce names get ahead more than, you know, those of us without.
They studied law firms and found “lawyers with more easily pronounceable names occupied superior positions within their firm hierarchy.” That’s independent of name length, unusualness, and foreigness.
My boss’s name, by the way? Deborah.
Her boss’s name? J.J.
Doesn’t get much easier than that now, does it?
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