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Entries from August 2012

How I paid $100 for 4 round trip airline tickets from Seattle to San Francisco

August 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Every Christmas we travel from Seattle to San Francisco Bay Area to visit my folks. On average I spent over $1,500 for four round-trip tickets. This year I’m only paying $100 plus tax for four tickets because I signed up for Chase Southwest Airline Rapid Reward credit card. The only requirements for getting the 50,000 […]

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Tags: Personal Finance

Work From No Home

August 25th, 2012 · No Comments

A big part of what I do is online marketing – I own substantial online marketing budget, and run campaigns in many channels such as paid search, affiliate marketing, display advertising, etc. However, some of the best online marketers work for themselves and they are young. I like to tell people that online marketing is […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

I’m not impressed

August 25th, 2012 · 2 Comments

In the past twelve months, I had the opportunity to interact with a few very senior management people in Corporate America. They are absolutely at the top echelon of American corporations. The businesses they ran are in tens of billions. They make millions of dollars in salary, bonus, and stocks. They are portrayed in media […]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder

Negativity around me

August 25th, 2012 · No Comments

The work environment around me is getting a little bit toxic lately. In almost every meeting I attended, I kept hearing people complaining about corporate. Our company was acquired by a huge corporation a while ago, so we are part of a huge organization. It’s almost like working for the government. We used to be […]

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Tags: Frustration@Work

One technique to manage your anger at work

August 10th, 2012 · No Comments

Have you ever gotten mad any work? The toxic emotion could be really damaging. I bet a lot of you have gotten angry at something or someone at work in the past 30 days. 🙂 Here is a technique I learned that has been surprisingly helpful. It might be working for you as well. It’s […]

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Tags: Frustration@Work

Job first or location first?

August 10th, 2012 · No Comments

This is a question I have been thinking a lot lately. I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for a long time. I attended high school and college there. After college I worked in the Silicon Valley for several years. For a long time, like many bay area residents, I felt that bay area […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Work/Life Balance