Business And Management Lessons From Peter Drucker

By Sydney on September 29th 2014 in Business 3 comments

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Peter Drucker is often referred to as “the founder of modern management,” making large impacts through his work in management consulting, teaching, and writing 39 books. He also wrote for the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Harvard Business Review. This influential guy knew how to keep busy, and there are some helpful business […]

Questions To Ask During An Interview

By Sydney on September 22nd 2014 in Interviews 4 comments

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In case you missed my last post, When It’s Finally Time To Find A New Job, I am plowing full speed ahead in job search mode. As part of my own interview prep, I’ve put together a list of questions to ask during an interview to help those of you who are also on the job hunt. […]

When It’s Finally Time To Find A New Job: My Job Search Quest Begins

By Sydney on September 15th 2014 in Career 8 comments

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Life is funny. When we’re kids we have all kinds of fun and crazy ideas of what we want to be when we grow up. We were free from inhibitions, fears, and biases because we were busy being enthusiastic, curious, and silly. But as we grow up, our thoughts and aspirations can become cloudy and more uncertain. Doubt creeps […]

How Often Do You Use Coupons To Save Money?

By Sydney on September 8th 2014 in Personal Finance 6 comments

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I consider myself a value shopper. For example, I only like buying clothes at cheap places like Target, Old Navy, and Ross. I have absolutely no desire to buy anything from stores like LV, Gucci or Prada. Luxury goods feels like such a waste of money to me because designer brands have 90%+ gross profit margins. And as a […]

Why Are So Many People Bad At Their Jobs?!

By Sydney on September 1st 2014 in Business 19 comments

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Playwright Jean-Paul Sartre has a famous line in one of his plays, “Hell is other people.” Haha, while I’m sure there are many proper literary interpretations of what that means, I think that quote is simple, dead on, and oh so true. People can make things over complicated, and so frustrating. I’ve had a lot of aggravating days […]

How To Negotiate A Severance Package From A Job You Hate

By Financial Samurai on August 25th 2014 in Career 5 comments

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For a couple years now, I’ve been trying to spread the message that one should never quit their jobs, but get laid off instead and negotiate a severance package. I got laid off in 2012, and it was one of the best things that could have ever happened to me because I planned for it. […]

Overcoming Fear: Confessions And Coping With My Biggest Fears

By Sydney on August 18th 2014 in Self Improvement 13 comments

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Life has a way of constantly testing us. Sometimes we get lucky and coast for months or years without any major problems or fears. And other times, everything comes crashing down all at once, day after day, and our limits are put to the test. Things have been rather rough and stressful for me over […]