Binge-watching ABC’s hit-show Scandal made me critically think about the “optics” of a situation.
Olivia Pope was more concerned about taking care of “optics” than solving the problem when dealing with her clients. And her thinking rubbed off on me, an odd side-effect of being too engrossed in the show.
Before watching the last season, I wanted to collect my thoughts on Pope’s obsession with “optics” when solving her client’s problems and answer these two questions.
How can I spot “optics” as I interpret key political and business events? And how should think about “optics” as I continue to climb up the corporate ladder?Read More »
How was your first week of 2018? Delightful? Stressful? The same old?
Mine was filled with mixed feelings. Work was busy and stressful as usual and the “bomb cyclone” didn’t make it any easier to kick off the new year, but I’m trying to be positive to make 2018 my year.
Below are some interesting reads that I enjoyed this week. Read More »
Last year was a tough year for various reasons, but I also want to take a moment to reflect on failures and celebrate the achievements that made my 2017 meaningful and enjoyable.
Let’s start with the mistakes…Read More »
It’s been a while since I wrote new year’s resolutions, mostly because it feels shitty to realize that I haven’t kept any of my lofty goals at the end of the year.
But this year, I’m inspired by Samantha Irby’s “New Year, Same Trash: Resolutions That I Absolutely Did Not Keep,” where she chronicles all of her wishes and how she failed at them in her signature raw and funny self-deprecating style.
They say that imitation is the best form of flattery and in hopes of becoming a funny and entertaining writer like Samantha Irby, I’m listing my string of wishes below loosely based on her table of contents*.Read More »