Interviews interviews interviews

For myself, I hardly remember what interviews are like. Except not fun. Having had a relaxing 4-5  months since the last time I was thus evaluated, I have actively immersed myself in the world of work partly forgetting that the time will again come to tackle the bull by its horns. Lucy Kellaway writes again […]

“Ei puhu eikä pussaa”

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The title of this entry is exceptionally in Finnish due to the nature of the topic. It translates into “doesn’t speak, doesn’t kiss”. This is traditionally (or archaically) attributed to Finnish men. This writing comes from a rather different perspective. As a mother to one young “Finnish man”, I am astonished it has turned out […]

Lucy strikes again

I love this columnist! Not that it would mean I agree with everything she says or chooses as topic, I still admire her bold wordings, choices and obvious frankness. Check this out: Lucy Kellaway on Helen Gurley Brown – the late Cosmo girl. As usual, I cannot but quote some of the ingenious lines Lucy’s […]

An imperfect man

In rekindling my interest in the life and works of Simone de Beauvoir, I recently re-read the Introduction to The Second Sex: Woman as Other. The whole book is a marvelous piece of non-fiction literature that I first read in my early 20s. It had a great influence on me. Now, perhaps in parts slightly […]

Work-life balance from a teen mother’s perpective in FT – too good to pass!

One of my all-time favourite topics, and one that will never have a right answer. How to combine work and motherhood successfully? The topic was visited by one of my favourite columnists, Lucy Kellaway, on Financial Times: Jobs, motherhood and varieties of wrong [You need to register with FT to read the full article] One […]