Posts

A study by the authors of the New York Times bestseller Crucial Conversations showed that employees with poor people skills pay a “jerk tax” when being considered for promotion. The online poll, which analyzed 1,650 promotions, debunked the common misconception that jerky behavior is necessary to get ahead in business. The study collected responses via an online survey from 550 book readers in September of 2010 and according to its results, 92% said having poor interpersonal skills hinders advancement in their organization.
Read more

Like many others, I thought it won’t happen to me, but it did; I was made redundant after receiving a simple termination letter.

The project assigned to me in Dubai got “put to sleep“, pending global economy recovery.

To mark that day, I’m posting a copy of my letter of termination…

…to remind myself (and the reader as well) always not to rely too long on a job…

… and to always work on creating passive income resources to save me from getting another letter like that. Read more