January 2015

How to Deal with Irrational People (aka everyone)

When I was at Stanford, I did my undergrad degree in Economics. For a brief time, I considered majoring in Psychology and took a number of classes in that field. During this time, I was always puzzled by an inherent conflict between the fields of economics and psychology. Economics presumes “man” (and woman) is rational. [...]

What I Learned from Getting Coffee with Victor Cheng

The other day one of my readers, Steven, who landed an MBB offer, invited me out for coffee. He happened to catch me on a day when I was free and looking to be social, so I said yes. While sipping my venti decaf vanilla latte, we had a great conversation about his upcoming first [...]

Why I Hate New Year’s Resolutions

I have never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions — mostly because most people make a habit of giving up on their goals. I like setting goals based on my birthday — a private date that’s just for me and not for anyone else. I used to work in a business that derived a [...]