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Career Reflection #1: First Job After College — Andersen Consulting (now Accenture)

January 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments

This year marks the tenth year of my career. In other words, not counting the two years of business school, I’ve been slaving away in Corporate America for a decade. 🙂 Ten years is a long time. Life is short. Lately, I have been doing a lot of reflection and thinking about the past, present […]

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

Job Hopping is good for you: Career Lessons from Lane Kiffin

January 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

I’m going against the conventional wisdom. Job hopping is good for you if you can plan your moves strategically, Since I’m neither a USC Trojan fan nor a Tennessee Volunteer fan, I’m fairly indifferent about Lane Kiffin’s move from Tennessee to USC. From an ethical standpoint, I didn’t like how Lane Kiffin made empty promises […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Corporate Ladder · Recruiting & Job Hunting

Is team work overrated in corporate environment?

September 11th, 2009 · No Comments

When I was an impressionable college student, I bought into the notion of "team work". As a computer science student, I did many projects in a team environment. I tried hard to be the team player, was willing to sacrifice for the team, and never hesitated to take on tedious tasks for the team. Professors, […]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder · Frustration@Work

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 dirty secrets of performance review

July 20th, 2009 · 20 Comments

Have you wondered how performance reviews are conducted behind-the-scene? When I was an individual contributor, I bought into what management told me — setting SMART goals in the beginning of the year. Work hard throughout the year. Write thorough and insightful self-reviews and peer reviews. Get 360-degree feedback from colleagues. And I’ll get a review […]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder · Frustration@Work · Management

Are you falling behind?

April 9th, 2009 · 3 Comments

  I started elementary school one and half years later than my peers. Although I finished all of the required classes in four years in college, I didn’t feel that I was ready for the real world. So, I stayed for one extra semester to take classes I enjoyed. (I paid for all of the […]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder · Learning and Growing

Be careful about your performance review this year

April 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

I had a chat with a friend yesterday. His company has suspended salary increase and bonus for 2009. But, the company would still conducted its annual performance review by the end of April. My friend was telling me that he wouldn’t spend much time on his review — "If I have a great review, I […]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder

Defensive move is offensive move

March 31st, 2009 · No Comments

I once played speed chess with a friend in college. My friend was a much better player. He played speed chess with his dorm mates almost every day. I rarely played and I was not a good player at all. Basically, I had no chance to beat him. But, one thing about speed chess is […]

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Tags: Career Fast Track · Corporate Ladder

Would you trust executives who provided inaccurate information about their education?

March 26th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Concur is a publicly traded software company that provides travel and expense management solution to corporations. It was co-founded by two brothers: Steve Singh and Rajeev Singh . Steve Singh is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Rajeev Singh is President and Chief Operating Officer. Last Friday, Steve Singh admitted that he didn’t […]

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Tags: Corporate Ladder · Management · Start-up Success

Joe Shmoe

November 24th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Hi, Team It is with mixed emotions that I inform you, as of today, Joe Shmoe is no longer with NextIPOHomeRun Inc. Joe has done a tremendous job selling our flagship product. We appreciate the hard work he has done and also who Joe is as an individual. We can all say that he has […]

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