Outsourcing or outsmarting?

You remember the news about the American programmer who outsourced his job to a Chinese for a pittance? Well, did you know Damien Hirst doesn’t do his art? Only Students, of course, are not allowed to outsource their work (unless it’s a form of group work). What then constitutes as the fine line? Lucy Kellaway […]

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 […]

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 […]

Grand challenge: from Staff to Visitor and other stories

What are the grand challenges in our lives? For some it is the immediate future: get through this week, this cold or until next payroll. Or maybe until  the next holiday.. The list goes on. However, I was never that sort of a person.  I have always been a conscientious planner. My mother tells me […]

…the rain has gone!

It’s been too long since I wrote last. My friend starting a new blog just awoke me to this realization (TY dear!). The summer doesn’t really feel like a summer.. except no one else working away as hard as oneself. Not that I feel all that motivated each day either. Lucky the weather is nothing […]