Lessons From An Ex-Trader

.. “We are consumers. We’re the by-products of a lifestyle obsession.” Tyler Durden .. Recently on a cab ride back home, I chatted with the cab driver, asking him about traffic conditions on the route out of the business district.  The conversation delved into work, the current economic conditions and the crowded clusterf*** of a…

Being Happy Can Be A Choice

“Happiness is taking control of our destiny.” – Anonymous On some of my business trips this year, my colleagues and I occasionally talk about the latest political affairs and the state of our own native countries. These are some of the things said by respective citizens of their countries: S. Korea is increasingly referred to as…

A Good Employer Is Just Like A Good Lover

  “Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.” – Anonymous .. Recently, an ex-colleague commented that when she used to work in this particular shit-hole of a company, it was like being in a bad relationship with a bad boyfriend. She would expect her efforts to be reciprocated, only to be disappointed…

6 Ways Dating Is Just Like Marketing A Product

  “Marketing is a contest for people’s attention.” – Seth Godin .. Business employ strategies and tactics to create demand for their products and services. Individuals employ tactics to increase their chances on a date (or a job interview)  Truth be told, there are lots of similarities between marketing a product/service and dating that we may…

Understanding The 5 Phases Of A Relationship

.. ‘Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.’ – Aristotle .. Love can be a roller-coaster of emotions. Makes you laugh and feel blessed. Makes you wanna tear your hair out sometimes.  We are aware that there are different stages in a relationship which will bring forth vastly different experiences… and challenges. And these make…

Misleading Advice About Finding The Love Of Your Life

.. “It’s impossible,” said Pride. “It’s risky,” said Experience. “It’s pointless,” said Reason. “Give it a try’” whispered the heart. – Anonymous .. I’m reaching that stage in life (late 20s) where lots of people in my social circle are getting engaged, married or having babies. Every now and then, you hear of such joyous news…

5 Reasons Why People Get Ahead At Work & In Relationships

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi Some people seem to be high achievers in multiple areas… career, relationships and whatnot. Love or hate them, you just can’t ignore them. There probably isn’t a standard recipe…