There's no hope for change after 30.

That's my completely scientific conclusion after compiling the chart below, which shows the number of Google search results for "letter to my (n)-year-old self."

Nobel Prize, here I come.

The takeaway: Any letter that you write to your 30-year-old self should refrain from sage advice and simply list winning lottery numbers.

That said,

Dear 30-year-old self (circa 1998):

Middle management is a ring of hell You're stuck there right now. And oddly, you're enjoying it. Don't get comfortable. Your long-term goal shouldn't be to retire to senior management but to flatten the org.

That's a tough goal if all you have is middle management's "soft power." Read full story on Wall Street & Technology


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