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…

Screw #YOLO. It’s Often Misused to Justify Bad Decisions.

.. “The concept of YOLO isn’t to go make an ass of yourself. It’s to seize the day, go out and make something with your life that matters.” .. In recent years, I’ve seen people on social media using #YOLO whist doing all sorts of stuff ranging from skydiving to making purchases of luxury cars…

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…

3 Reasons Why It’s Crucial To Gain New & Fresh Career Perspectives

.. “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” – Marcus Aurelius .. When we transited from the naivety, innocence and immaturity of University life and entered the workforce, we felt an amalgam of conflicting and confusing emotions. Scared, excited, worried and whatever.  We started to hear rhetoric being…

A Straight Talk On Working For Passion vs. Money

. “Life is like Google. You just need to know what you are searching for.” . At one of the companies I used to work for, there was once a dialogue in the office between the associates and a representative of the management team. Various matters were discussed, including the direction of the company for…

Why Some Overspend On Weddings & Other Major Life Milestones

“Overspending occurs because some people are living lifestyles not justified by their incomes.” I once had a friend who worked as a personal banker at a local bank. Every once in a while, this old lady selling tissues on the streets would walk into his branch and deposit some cash into her savings account. Her account has…