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Entries from January 2010

Will you still buy Toyota?

January 30th, 2010 · 14 Comments

I’ve been a loyal customer and a fan of Toyota for a long time. I’m not a car enthusiast. When I buy a car, all I need is a safe and reliable vehicle that can move me from point A to point B. I’m not the most mechanical inclined person. I don’t like to do […]

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Tags: Company Analysis · Personal Finance

Career Reflection #1: First Job After College — Andersen Consulting (now Accenture)

January 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments

This year marks the tenth year of my career. In other words, not counting the two years of business school, I’ve been slaving away in Corporate America for a decade. 🙂 Ten years is a long time. Life is short. Lately, I have been doing a lot of reflection and thinking about the past, present […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Corporate Ladder · Learning and Growing

Nanny #6

January 25th, 2010 · No Comments

I received an urgent email from a friend: "We just find out that our nanny is looking around. We need to find a replacement as soon as possible. Please pass any lead you have!" It turned out that the nanny had an interview with another family. But, the family knew my friend and told them […]

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Tags: Work/Life Balance

Job Hopping is good for you: Career Lessons from Lane Kiffin

January 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

I’m going against the conventional wisdom. Job hopping is good for you if you can plan your moves strategically, Since I’m neither a USC Trojan fan nor a Tennessee Volunteer fan, I’m fairly indifferent about Lane Kiffin’s move from Tennessee to USC. From an ethical standpoint, I didn’t like how Lane Kiffin made empty promises […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Corporate Ladder · Recruiting & Job Hunting

Do you have an identity outside of work?

January 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments

A few years ago I attended a seminar taught by a retired executive. He was partner at a major investment bank, served as CEO of a large corporation, and worked in the white house. From a professional standpoint, he was highly successful. Using his own words, "I won the economic game."  However, his son was […]

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Tags: Learning and Growing · Work/Life Balance

Google is desperate in China

January 14th, 2010 · 5 Comments

I guess I’m in the mood to stir some controversies. 🙂 This morning, I read What Google is up against in its China showdown on Seattle’s TechFlash blog, written by a Chinese American and so-called long-time China watcher. I disagreed with many of the points on the article. So, I left a long comment on […]

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Tags: Company Analysis

Vote for me!

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor is collecting votes for which career sites to list on its site. If you like this blog, please help me by voting for me. Thanks.

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Tags: Blogging

Mochi Media acquired by Chinese Internet company Shanda Games

January 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Mochi Media is an advertising network and payment platform for Flash Games. It has been acquired by Shanghai-based Shanda Games for $80 million ($60 million in cash and $20 million in equity). This news caught my attention because I have been thinking lately that more US based technology companies will be acquired by Chinese companies. […]

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Tags: Company Analysis · News

It does NOT hurt to ASK

January 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

I published How to Get A Job At Amazon.com premium report last July. If you search "most read, purchase only" documents in "Resume & CV" category in Scribd Store, you’ll see my document showing up among the top three in the search results. So, I have sold many copies. I wrote the report because I […]

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Tags: Recruiting & Job Hunting

How do you combat fatigue at workplace?

January 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Do you experience fatigue at work? When was the last time you were physically and mentally exhausted at work, and all you wanted to do was to lay down and relax? As I became a parents of two little ones, I started to experience fatigue more often than the past. I have been trying to […]

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Tags: Work/Life Balance