Are you getting your message across? Pitch your story

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been running career workshops again – with INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Singapore and, for the first time, with Science Po in Paris. So, after a long hiatus, I’m inspired once again to write – this time about how to put together your job search ‘story’ and pitch it […]

If at first you don’t succeed…

I wrote in earlier posts about career choice and setting direction. This post is about how to make it happen.  You may have decided what you want to do, but getting an employer to hire you is your next challenge.   Recruiters are busy. The recruiter likely has more than one qualified and interested candidate.  How do you […]

Finding Direction for your Job Search

How do you approach job search?  Finding direction can help you be purposeful in your actions and have a clear message for others; but more often than not, the rush to be decisive about direction comes from a desire to avoid the doubt, confusion and stuckness of the job search process.   As Timothy Butler […]

Career Choice Dismantled

Inspired by providing career coaching these past few weeks for the latest batch of MBAs at INSEAD, I’d like to dedicate this post to the challenges of career choice.  In our modern society, we have great freedom to choose our path, which can create great stress for people who want to make the ‘right’ choices. […]

Lessons from my first year as an internet entrepreneur

A year ago today I launched my first internet venture. It’s been quite a year, with much learning.  I have tried to bring together my key learnings here for posterity. As a bit of background, I had been coaching business school students for many years and in Dec 2010 had just finished a thesis on “Creating Effective […]

Entrepreneurs, unite! Lessons from LeWeb 2011

I have just returned from three days at LeWeb 2011, a three-day conference in Paris for the world’s internet glitterazzi and the thousands of hopeful entrepreneurs and investors who hope to be among them in the future.  Being at the event has provided new contacts, new energy and new ideas but it has also given […]