LAST week I stumbled upon an article by the CE of Boston Consulting Group telling twenty-somethings how to "accelerate" their careers.Rich Lesser has based his advice on his own splendid, if safe, one — a few years at Procter & Gamble followed by an MBA from Harvard and then 28 years at BCG.Along the way, he has spoken to thousands of young people and felt moved to tell them where they were going wrong — and how they could become more like him.The piece was on LinkedIn months ago, but BCG is so taken by Lesser’s insights that it is still trumpeting them on social media.However, when I read the article through to its conclusion — "with self-reflection, focus and a commitment to investing in yourself and making a difference, you can find the place that is right for you" — boredom gave way to alarm.This was bad advice indeed and I needed to protect twenty-somethings from trying to follow it.Lesser’s first tip is to choose "something you find truly energising and satisfying".This sounds...

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