Is Your First Name Really an Indicator of Success?

May 12, 2013
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Earlier this week, the Business section of the Flemish quality newspaper ‘De Standaard’ reported that the shorter the first name, the higher the income (see here). The article showed a pricture of Bill Gates, with the caption: “Was using the nickname ‘Bill’ the key to the success of William Henry Gates?”. The newspaper was refering to research carried out by TheLadders, a “job-matching service for career-driven professionals” and reported here.
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