GeekMBA360

Career and Money Advice At The Intersection Of Business And Technology

GeekMBA360 header image 4

Entries Tagged as 'Uncategorized'

Let your life speak

April 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation is a great read. Before I share with you my review, I would like to quote the review from Publisher Weekly because it captured this book’s essence very well. “A gifted academic who formerly combined a college teaching career with community organizing, Palmer took a […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

What do you stand for?

April 29th, 2013 · No Comments

What do I stand for? what is my professional identity? I have been thinking a lot about this topic lately. At work I know very few people who have the courage, conviction and intellectual rigor to firmly stand on their own. Most of people never take a position. They shift their positions according to direction […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Work From No Home

August 25th, 2012 · No Comments

A big part of what I do is online marketing – I own substantial online marketing budget, and run campaigns in many channels such as paid search, affiliate marketing, display advertising, etc. However, some of the best online marketers work for themselves and they are young. I like to tell people that online marketing is […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

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 […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

I’m tired and sick of management consultants

October 22nd, 2011 · 3 Comments

I love my job until very recently. Our company was acquired by a much larger organization. In fact, it was one of the top 50 companies in this country. It’s huge. I can deal with the politics of a much larger organization. After all, I have seen and experienced plenty of corporate politics. What is […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

You lose when you get emotional

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

In my last post “I’m done with him”, I shared the story that Julie fed up with her colleague and Adam and came to tell her manager “I’m done with him!”. Julie could have a million legitimate reasons to complain about Adam’s performance. However, when she said “I’m done with him”, she lost. She made […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Behavior targeting does not work

October 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I ran into a former coworker of mine last week. He has been a very experienced ad sales person in the online display advertising industry. I have been working on the product management side of display advertising for the past three years. We both left online display advertising recently and joined e-commerce companies. Amazingly, we […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

What’s next for this blog?

September 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Last five months have been very intense to me. I switched job in the beginning of May. It has tremendous amount of hard work, but I can honestly say to myself I truly enjoyed my job. The down side is that I’m so into the job that I rarely found time to blog. I haven’t […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Why I sometimes hate to work with freshly minted MBAs

May 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

A lot of them are super arrogant. A lot of them are super greedy — they want to make a lot of money as soon as possible. They’re only interested in "strategy work". They talk big and think big. But, they cannot execute. They care more about job titles than job content. They think they’re […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

The Magic of Thinking Big

April 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

“We might not have believed it when we said it in our first team meeting in the fall, but if we focus and do our jobs, then why can’t we play for a national championship? That’s been our focus all along. I walked out of that room and I kind of thought, ‘I hope we’ll […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized