Thoughts on Life

In life, there are two kinds of critics. There are those who sincerely want to see you improve, and there are those that just want to put you down (often to make themselves feel superior to you). Take note of constructive suggestions from the former, but learn to ignore comments from the latter. This truly [...]

Question: First of all, thanks a lot for sharing your insights and knowledge. Since I took notice of your website, I spend every possible minute to read and watch the videos! Holding a diploma in industrial engineering from a Top 3 [European] University, I am now looking for starting my career in the consulting industry. [...]

CIBs and F1Ys often ask me, “Where do brilliant insights come from?” My first reaction was… geez, that’s a good questions. I have to think about that one. Certainly at a basic level, insights come from asking the right questions to elicit the most useful data — but in my experience that’s where EXPECTED insights [...]

Lately, a number of CIBs and F1Ys have been asking me about what books I read. One of the very first business / success books I read was in 1990. (And yes, I realize this is before some of my readers were born…) At the time, it was a brand new book titled: The 7 [...]

One of the mistakes I made early in my career was to think of my career as a way to earn an income to pay the bills. While there is nothing wrong with this approach, there’s an alternative approach that I did not consider explicitly and early enough in my career. That is the idea [...]

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook speech to the Harvard Business School Class of 2012. Topics to pay attention to: 1) Re-thinking how you decide on your next career steps 2) Noticing her comments about how people are afraid to tell authority figures bad news (re-affirming my advice that your willingness to do so [...]

In the United States, we are celebrating the holiday of Thanksgiving — where it is customary to take one day out of the year to think about everything one is grateful for in life. I wanted to take this time to express my appreciation and gratitude to you and the rest of the CaseInterview.com community. [...]

If you have been following the news, the death of Steve Jobs has been everywhere. Steve Jobs had an unusually big impact of my life and my parents’ lives. You see my parents started one of the very first Apple dealers in my hometown of San Diego, California. In 1977, Jobs co-invented the first mass [...]

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