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The Day I Was Forced To Become An Entrepreneur

11 Jan , 2017  

So, why am I taking the entrepreneurial route soon after quitting my last salaried employment when there wasn’t a eureka moment nor was I planning to pursue entrepreneurship prior to this. My career, akin to some of yours, was a series of accidents; a couple of them fortunate and the other two, not so much. […]

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Dear CV, how good was I last year?

27 Dec , 2016  

What’s on your mind as you head towards another year-end: your year-end holiday destination or that New Year resolution you tell yourself you won’t break, again? As for me, I’ll writing out my CV and I’d urge you to do the same. I’m not suggesting that you change jobs, but rather to reflect on what […]

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The Case of the Vanishing Co Worker

29 Nov , 2016  

Where to?” I asked my boss. “Meeting,” he replied, short and curt and promptly left the office. A few of my colleagues (who had gone to the extent of eavesdropping on the conversation) broke into a ruckus as they were the ones who tasked me with the question in the first place– fully aware of […]

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Join us… We just SACKED the person before you!

22 Nov , 2016  

If that was aimed at me, my immediate answer would be, “of course!”. Did I hear you say, “it depends?” Well, on second thoughts, I may not disagree with you. However, as unnerving as it might be to step into the shoes of a failed predecessor, there are talent who are courageous enough to take up the challenge especially […]

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Reporting To A Peer? I Rather Resign!

5 Oct , 2016  

I know the title is a giveaway, but I will still try 🙂 When was the last time you sulked at work? Sad increment, overlooked for promotion, favorite boss leaving, pet hate getting a dream job with a competitor? But I am sure the one that always makes you feel the word “Sulk” is when […]

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Should leaders be allowed to serve notice?

30 Aug , 2016  

On a Friday morning I received a cryptic email from my Vice President’s Executive Assistant. It said that our super boss had resigned in the morning and it was also his last day at work. As this person was instrumental in hiring me, I worriedly called one of my friends who is also my confidant. He […]