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Entries from March 2010

Career reflections #2: Work for big company or startup?

March 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments

When I graduated from college in 1997, I had three job offers: Job offer #1 was from Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), a large professional service firm. Job offer #2 was from a medium sized, publicly traded enterprise software company. This company had about 600 employees, and just went public a few years earlier. It was […]

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Tags: Learning and Growing · Recruiting & Job Hunting

Personal updates

March 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

In the past few weeks I haven’t posted as frequently as before. I’d like to give you an update on what I have been doing. I recently started to aggressively explore my next career move. I will explain why I started job search in a separate post. It takes tons of time to research companies […]

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Tags: Blogging

You should understand Liquidation Preference and Preferred Participation before joining a start-up

March 8th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Before you join the next "exciting, top venture capital firms backed" start-up, you need to understand liquidation preference and preferred participation. As I wrote in Don’t get screwed! Startup questions you should ask before you  join a startup — you could totally be screwed by a start-up. You need to know the details of the […]

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Tags: Start-up Success

11 lessons from hard-nosed negotiation with car salesmen

March 1st, 2010 · 7 Comments

I recently bought a new car. I had to admit that I hate to deal with car salesmen. It was one of my least favorite activities. 🙂 Unfortunately, I needed a car. And I didn’t want to get ripped off. So, I was determined to get a good deal while minimizing my pain. Here are […]

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Tags: Personal Finance