One Simple Thing Everyone Should Do To Improve Their Life

All the walking made her exhausted. She sat down on the first empty seat she saw, right in front of the gigantic red Rothko painting. She gave the painting a dismissive glance and started to check her email. That was her  “passive-aggressive way of insulting abstract art.”

What happened next changed the way she looked at things.

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A Confession: I Am A Fraud

I am Cammi Pham, and I am a fraud.

I thought about confessing. I got scared.

But I cannot hide this anymore.

Today, I have to tell you the truth. Read more

Cruel Intentions: How I Hacked Tinder And Became The Most Hated Woman In Toronto

On a random afternoon, a sick and twisted little girl decided that she didn’t have enough men hating her yet, so she tried an experiment on Tinder—inspired by a Medium post by Blake Jamieson. Seventeen hours later, she got over 2,015 Tinder matches. That sick and twisted little girl was me, now the most-hated woman in Toronto.

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Investing In People: The Most Profitable Business

When a gentleman wants to establish himself, he also helps others to establish themselves. When he wants to be successful himself, he also helps others to succeed. He judges others by what he knows of himself.

– Confucius

Have you ever wondered why my motto is “Investing in people”?

It all started from a story my mother told me when I was a little child. The story is about the most remarkable entrepreneur in Chinese history.

Two thousands years ago, during the  Warring States Period, China was divided into 7 states: Qin, Chu, Qi, Yan, Han, Wei, Zhao.

One day Lü Buwei, a wealthy merchant  saw  a rare investment opportunity. He came home and asked his father,
“Father, What is the profit on investment that one can expect from plowing fields?”

“Ten times the original investment,” his father replied. Read more

Why You Should Lie On Your Resume

Not long ago I told you to steal to become successful. Today I will tell you why you should lie on your résumé. Yes I am crazy especially right after the Scott Thompson’s scandal.

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A Day in the Life Of A Social Media Influencer

 

You don’t have to be a “person of influence” to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me.
– Scott Adams

With the rise of Klout, a company that measures influences on social networks  which I usually refer as the Social Media Clown, online influencers become the hottest celebrities of the digital age.You have seen these influencers sitting front row at fashion week next to Anna Wintour or walking the red carpet at a movie premiere with George Clooney. Have you ever wondered what they do on daily basis? Read more

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If You Want To Be Successful, Learn How To Steal

Steal knowledge

Stealing is not bad as long as you steal the right things.  [Tweet this]

If you steal things, they will last until they are used up.  [Tweet this]

If you steal money, it will last until you spend it all.  [Tweet this]

If you steal power, one day you will lose it. [Tweet this] Read more

Modern Fairy Tale: A Story For Every Intern

I had a quick chat with my dear friend, Thien Le [@thien_le], about interns today. I told him a story about a famous singer who followed her dream. Her name is Sang A Im-Propp.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Buying Gifts And Start Giving Cash

red envelope - giving cash instead of present

Yesterday, Alicia and I sat down and planned our birthday party next year. We decided to put NO GIFTS, CASH ONLY on our invitations . We are Asian [ I am not lying, even one of us looks mixed, and the other looks Hawaiian].  Asians give cash for all kind of things from weddings, birthdays, store openings to funerals. Many of you might think it is a lazy and crazy idea, but just hold on and let me explain why you should do the same this holiday season.

 

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A Community Is A Brand, Without A Community There Is No Brand

A Community Is A Brand, Without A Community There Is No Brand

Yesterday, I had a great meetup with John Krissilas, CEO, Co-founder of TransitHub [@TransitHubTO], a new location-based startup in Toronto. TransitHub is a community for transit riders to connect, share and discover the hidden gems around transit stations and stops. It is an interesting idea. I lived in Vaughan and now in North York. I might know the best place to get bubble tea on highway 7 but  clueless about downtown Toronto. This app would be perfect. But more than just a cool app, our conversation was about the relationship between a community and a brand.

A community is a brand, without a community there is no brand. [Tweet This]

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