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Entries from August 2009

This blog is one year old!

August 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I started blogging last August, just a few weeks ago before my daughter was born. I’ve loved writing since I was first grade. I also enjoy talking to friends about their career challenges. For some reasons, I was compelled to start blogging. It has been quite a journey. It has been a lot of work […]

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Tags: Blogging

Who was the bartender I met at Montana?

August 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Several years ago I was part of a group of first-year MBA students who did a week-long service project in Southwest Montana. If you have never been to Montana, you should definitely visit it once in your life time. When you get there, you’ll understand why it’s called big sky country. It’s beautiful, wide open, […]

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Tags: MBA · Work/Life Balance

The good, the bad, and the ugly of management consulting

August 20th, 2009 · 6 Comments

After I published How My Friend Caleb Became A Legend Among Wall Street Junior Analysts, a reader asked me what my thoughts were on management consulting firms such as McKinsey & Company since these firms also have a "reverse pyramid" organizational structure that are similar to investment banks. Like many things in life, Management Consulting […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · MBA · Recruiting & Job Hunting

Start-up job opportunities in San Francisco Bay Area

August 19th, 2009 · No Comments

A recruiter friend is looking for candidates for the following positions: A start-up in the gaming and mobile market: Consumer marketing professionals. A start-up in reputation and privacy protection space: Senior Product Manager A start-up in web content management space: Director of Marketplace Drop me an email (, and I’ll connect you with the recruiter.

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Tags: Job Posting

An inspirational story of two Michigan mom entrepreneurs: Part II

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Today I’d like to share with you part II of my interview with Jessica Clark, co-founder of Suds Homemade Soap. If you haven’t read part I, please read “We have lost our beautiful home, our new cars, and in some respect, our dignity, but … “ an inspirational story of two Michigan mom entrepreneurs first. […]

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Tags: Build a Company · Start-up Success

“We have lost our beautiful home, our new cars, and in some respect, our dignity, but … “ an inspirational story of two Michigan mom entrepreneurs

August 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Today I have a special treat for everyone. Jessica Clark is the co-founder of Suds Homemade Soap. I first learned about Suds when Jessica visited this blog and commented on Go Scooter Girls! – An inspiring entrepreneurial story of starting of starting a business during the current financial crisis. Jessica wrote: “We are two moms […]

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Tags: Build a Company · Start-up Success

How my friend Caleb became a legend among wall street junior analysts

August 10th, 2009 · 6 Comments

I met Caleb my first day in college. Caleb was a sophomore while I was a freshmen. We ended up taking at least one class together every semester until Caleb graduated. I was a computer science major, and Caleb studied economics. But, computer was Caleb’s hobby since he was a little kid. So, he took […]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder · Frustration@Work · MBA

The clear and present danger of internal transfer

August 4th, 2009 · 13 Comments

My phone rang. Looking at the number on the phone display, I knew it was from Jeff, director of the group I was going to transfer to. We last spoke exactly 48 hours ago. In the end of our meeting, I officially accepted his offer to join his team and reported directly to him. Somehow […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Frustration@Work