A first chance to serve in a senior role by reviewing returns… thought I did a great job until it came back a sea of red. [Read more…]
It’s a week later and I’m still embarrassed.
I put myself out there and it didn’t work.
Here’s the email I got last week. It took me a little bit to process it…
I’m not even sure I told my wife…
I’d be setting you up for failure. I think it would be much better for your career to get some more experience, maybe as a freelancer or another smaller financial publisher…
Here’s how it went down: [Read more…]
I thought I might dip into the archives this week for a this week’s failure Friday but nope. I have a fresh one on deck. [Read more…]
Here me out on this… it’s NOT about negotiation as some have guessed when I told them what I was planning on writing about.
So let’s get into it… [Read more…]
You might get a kick out of this.
I just came across a post from 10pm est on April 15 (aka tax due date) of someone saying “for some reason H&R block is experiencing heavy call volume”, and then proceeding to ask a question about how to answer one of the tax prompts on work location. [Read more…]
So in addition to a less than satisfying season premiere of Game of Thrones yesterday, something else historic happened, something causing speculation that some sort of synchronized onion-cutting had taken place.
Right at the moment when Tiger Woods won the Masters – the most prestigious golf tournament in the world – and celebrated with his son. [Read more…]
I don’t know if you’ve heard… but there’s this show called Game of Thrones, which inspired this post. For the unindoctrinated, a quick google will tell you more than you need to know about the show and all the related conspiracy theories.
Now, on to what I really wanted to talk about.
If you tilt your head about 36 degrees to the left, close your left eye, and slightly squint your right-eye, the corporate world looks frighteningly similar to Westeros (the fictitious where most of the show takes place). [Read more…]
The day was… two days ago.
I had a call set up with a handful of partners and a managing director (all people more senior than myself), only one of which I work with regularly, so naturally this would be the time I would do something goofy.
I scheduled the call a week ago, right before spring break, and knew that was a stretch because we needed to get back to the client, but I was trying to stick to the PTO I was supposed to be taking. But figured as long as we had the call right when I get back, we’d be in good shape.
The only problem is I left off one of the key people. [Read more…]
You shall not pass!
– Gandalf (the gray), Lord of the Rings
Okay – I admit it. I just wanted to try to find a way to refer to another one of the most iconic scenes in movie history. Since spring break I’ve probably added a few
dozen hundred views but who’s counting.
There’s something to this though and I’m going to give a few scenarios where if you’re doing this, your expectation when you’re trying to get promoted should be “you shall not pass!”
And if you’re more of a monopoly fan… do not pass go. Do not collect $200.
So here they are: [Read more…]
Let me put my old person hat on for a second…
I’ll skip the part where I talk about how I walked to school uphill in the snow BOTH WAYS, but… back in my day, I remember debating people which format was best for studying for the cpa exam — live, in-person, online, or self-study (cd-rom at that time).
The same debate goes on and on about the study hacks and all that good stuff but something I read yesterday triggered a thought I haven’t been able to shake. [Read more…]