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Lessons learned – you need to go where the power is

Lessons learned – you need to go where the power is

Career mismanagement – another example During the course of my many jobs interviews, I contacted a bank called the First Interstate Bank of California. This was either in the late 1980s or early 1990s. It was a bank that for some reason established a subsidiary in Toronto to access the Canadian market. I’m not sure what their overall objective here was, but they were establishing a swap desk to leverage off their capabilities in the United States. Their head office…

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It’s time to recap

It’s time to recap

It’s been a long time since I summarized my learnings with respect to career mismanagement. I may repeat myself here, but it’s still worthwhile to have a look where things stood: It’s extremely important to play to your strengths. I was a great “door opener” with so many “door opening” experiences. What I needed to do was to build a firm knowledge base on top of that as the basis for moving forward; I was incapable of building that knowledge…

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