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Entries Tagged as 'Corporate Ladder'

My not-to-hire list

June 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Over the years I had my share of success and failure to hire people. Here is a list of job candidate I try to stay away from. Candidate who is late for job interview. No exception. If a candidate is late for interview, he demonstrates one of two shortcomings: 1) he doesn’t’ respect others’ time […]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder · Leadership

Your employer is watching you all the time

November 25th, 2012 · No Comments

This is a true story. Johnnie is a high performer at this Fortune 500 employer. He runs an important business line for his company. He has grown the business from nothing to over $25 million dollars in revenue in less than three years. By all measurement he should be promoted. Unfortunately he got passed twice […]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder

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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One important career lesson from Marissa Mayer’s move to Yahoo! that nobody is talking about

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments

New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer nabs $71 million pay package. The truth about Marissa Mayer: She has two contrasting reputations. Yahoo: Help Us, Marissa Mayer. You’re our only hope. By now you have probably seen plenty of headlines about Marissa’ move to Yahoo!. Put aside the money, the power, the glamour, the pretty face, the […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Corporate Ladder

Your job is a platform

June 24th, 2012 · No Comments

The work environment surround me has turned quite negative lately. This is the direct result of a small and scrappy company being acquired by a large, political, slow corporate giant. There is a lack of passion and motivation – people don’t care any more. This is dangerous from career stand point. It really does NOT […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Corporate Ladder · Frustration@Work

If you feel stuck in your career you should read The Start-up of You

March 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

If you feel stuck in your career, you should read The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career. This book is not perfect. In fact a large portion of the book is pure propaganda for Linked since one of the authors founded LinkedIn. However, there are a couple […]

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

What you can learn from Tim Tebow to play corporate politics

March 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

I was channel surfing last night, and heard most of the conference call Tim Tebow had with media last night. This is a guy who just went through a humiliating drama in Denver. But he didn’t say a single bad word about his former employer. Here are some quotes from his conference call with the […]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder · Frustration@Work

Best career book of 2010

December 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

I read a lot of books each year. But, my choice of the best career book of 2010 is easy. This book is enlightening because it explains to you the reality of corporate politics, and it teaches you how to play politics. I know this sounds cynical, un-ethical, and depressing. However, we’re all humans. We […]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder · Learning and Growing · Management

Why I like retail

August 5th, 2010 · No Comments

I have been posting very infrequently since May because I started a new job. I left online advertising and returned to the E-commerce world. I really enjoy working in the e-commerce world. E-commerce is retail, low margin, and ultra competitive. But, I like the fact that I’m working with hard, tangible products. I’m actually selling […]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder

You should be ready to leave immediately

February 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Jake called me yesterday morning. He informed me that he just gave notice to his boss. He was leaving his employer. Jack called me because I was one of his customers, and we had collaborated for the past three years. Jake was a member of the senior management team in his company. On the surface, […]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder · Frustration@Work