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Entries from July 2012

Are you stuck in corporate politics?

July 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Do you hate office politics? Are you stuck in office politics? Do you feel that you are powerless against your coworkers who are really skilled at playing politics? Do yourself a favor – don’t give up. You need to fight back in a smart way. If you give up and move to another company, the […]

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Tags: Frustration@Work · Management

Are we heading to another financial crisis?

July 30th, 2012 · No Comments

Nouriel Roubini recently predicted that Next year’s perfect global storm could be much worse than 2008. I have to admit that I’m worried about what will happen although I don’t know what will happen. If there is one thing I learned from the 2008 financial crisis, it’s that we should not underestimate the role politics […]

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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

Notes from listening to AJ Kumar interview on Mixergy

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Instead of listening to sports radio or NPR during my morning commute, I have started to listen to Mixergy interviews. I have a become a big fan of It’s an site with hundreds of interviews with successful entrepreneurs. What makes Mixergy unique is its founder and interviewer, Andrew Warner. He is an extremely talented […]

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Tags: Learning and Growing · online marketing · Start-up Success

How & Why To Use Bullion Vault to Buy Gold

July 18th, 2012 · No Comments

New York University economist Nouriel Roubini recently predicted 2013 Perfect Storm May Surpass 2008 Crisis. Many people have been intrigued by the idea of buying gold as part of their investment portfolio. However, not many people know how to buy gold. Today I have a guest post on how to buy gold from an online […]

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Tags: Personal Finance

My legal scare and JustAnswer review

July 8th, 2012 · No Comments

A few weeks ago I was in middle of a real estate transaction. I received an offer from a very excited buyer. Things went downhill after both sides signed the sales agreements. The buyer’s behaviors suddenly became extremely unstable, inconsistent, and demanding. (I will write a separate post on what I learned from dealing with […]

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Tags: Personal Finance · Real Estate Concerns · Tools & Tips

Too many Microsoft employees drink their own Kool-Aid

July 5th, 2012 · 3 Comments

I was chatting with someone who was a mid-level manager at Microsoft. He has been with Microsoft for several years. Since he worked in finance, I started the conversation by asking him: “You guys just wrote off the Aquantive acquisition. That’s $6+ billion dollars. You work in finance. What’s your take?” His response: “you know, […]

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Tags: Company Analysis