Flashback Friday: Didn’t get that promotion? Maybe your name’s to blame.

If your last name is King or Prince, listen up — you might be destined for greatness. In this “field study,” German researchers determined whether people with different last names tend to end up in different jobs. They found that people with noble-sounding names, like “Kaiser”, were more likely to hold managerial positions than people with more blue-collar-job-sounding names, like Koch (“cook”). Whether this is cause (people get promotions because of their names) or effect (people with nobl

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