Tagged: follow your heart

April 14, 2012

The Other Side of the Table

This looks just like the table I sat at in July 1998.

This looks just like the table I sat at in July 1998.

I just left my job as CEO of VietnamWorks.

After six years making VietnamWorks into the largest, most successful and most profitable jobs website in Vietnam I decided it was time for something new.

Why?  Because of an epiphany I had in 1998.

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February 5, 2012

Jeff Bezos Taught Me When to Quit

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I never actually met Jeff Bezos. But he taught me an important career management lesson.

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Jeff Bezos taught me when to quit.

It was fall 1999, the height of the Internet bubble.  A few months earlier I had graduated from business school.  In the months leading up to graduation I had done my best to land a job with a dot-com.  I was convinced then that the Internet would change the business world.  I wanted to be a part of that.

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