Bloomingdale's CEO Michael Gould is the subject of the Oct. 6 Corner Office column in The New York Times. His wisdom applies to all lawyers, new or seasoned. When hiring, he looks for applicants with intellectual curiosity. He says that if he had only five minutes to interview an applicant, he would ask about the best and worst business decisions the person made in the last year. He would also ask what I think is a killer question: "What are the three areas of self-improvement that you're working on?" So true, because if you are not working on getting better, you're getting worse. And his career advice is something I wish every new lawyer heard: "Life is an endless process. When you get out of school you say: ‘I've got my degree, I graduated with a solid G.P.A., I played intercollegiate sports. I spent a year in Europe. Now, I'm going to work.’ No, you're not going to go work. You're going to go learn."