Adam Hasler looks like a footloose millennial. He’s worked as a model, waited tables, and lived all over the world. But at 28, there’s more to his résumé than meets the eye. advertisement advertisement He earned a dual degree in history and international relations at American University. After graduating, he and two partners–boosted by a $10,000 stake from his parents and an investment from a local restaurateur–took over the coffeehouse where he had worked since age 19: Modern Times, inside the Politics and Prose bookstore, a beloved Washington, D.C., institution. “I was 22 and naive,” he says now. “We got our asses handed to us.” Still, working 16-hour days for weeks on end, “living on cookies and beer,” Hasler and his partners increased the shop’s revenue in three years from less than $200,000 to $500,000. Stacy Brown-Philpot, 36 1997 First job: Pricewaterhouse-Coopers 1999 Second job: Goldman … [Read more...] about The Four-Year Career
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Most renters go into a new rental situation pretty blind about the landlord. It might be possible to look up previous code violations on the building, but harder to know whether the landlord is going to be the kind that takes months to get to emergency repairs or a nagging bed bug infestation. And in many cities, the housing or building department doesn’t inspect unless in response to a complaint or history of complaints. advertisement advertisement But what if landlords were licensed just like restaurants? When you go out to eat in many cities, you expect to see a sanitation grade that is based on a recent inspections. This provides more transparency to diners who don’t want to eat from a kitchen with rats or slightly-too-warm refrigerator. Toronto is working on establishing such a landlord licensing system, a concept that was backed by the mayor earlier this year. The city’s plan would involve regular inspections of all apartment buildings with more than … [Read more...] about What If You Could See A Rating For Your Landlord Before You Signed A Lease?
Do you have a foreign language certification in Japanese, French, German or Mandarin? If yes, you have just landed a better career opportunity than an average engineer, or arts and science graduate.Jobs that require knowledge of global languages are on the rise and companies are more than willing to pay a premium for those services.Take for instance the job posting for a medical assistant with intermediary knowledge of Japanese (should have passed Japanese qualification test N3). The applicant will be posted in a hospital in Chennai to provide support to Japanese patients in fixing appointments, interpreting them and help them with hospital procedures.Close The jobs requires zero experience and any graduate degree is applicable. The package is Rs 4.8 lakh per annum. related news Stake claim for govt formation on Friday night or Saturday: NCP Rupee up 5 paise at 71.71 against US dollar India, China to hold 70 celebratory activities to mark 7th anniversary of diplomatic ties … [Read more...] about Knowledge of French, German or Japanese can land you a better pay package than a fresher in an IT firm
Ever try rushing from a solo project into a team brainstorm? Switching gears on the fly isn’t easy–even when the thing you were doing alone is just as much a creative task as the thing you’re suddenly try to do in a group. advertisement advertisement Ayse Birsel understands why. “When we’re working alone, it’s more contemplative. You only have you and your ideas, and there’s not somebody else there to judge you,” says the cofounder and creative director of design studio Birsel + Seck. In collaborative environments, she points out, “It can get competitive [and] really chaotic,” so it’s smart to “let people know ahead of time that the process could get messy, so trust the process.” How do you prepare people for creative collaboration, though? Birsel has a few warm-up techniques up her sleeve. Here are three of them, none of which take longer than three minutes. Related: Need A Creative Idea In 10 … [Read more...] about These Short Exercises Can Get Your Whole Team To Think Creatively
Car consumers are seeking cleaner, next-gen Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) emission standard vehicles from Maruti Suzuki despite the availability of cheaper and soon-to-be-outdated BS-IV vehicles.Despite Rs 8,000-11,000 increase in prices in BS-VI cars compared to BS-IV, the car market leader has sold more than 200,000 units of BS-VI cars since their debut in April.In a recent conference call on the sidelines of announcing the Q2 results, a senior Maruti Suzuki official said that the company was left with only 14 days of BS-IV stock.Close So far, of the 14 models the Delhi-based company retails in India, eight have been converted to BS-VI including some best-sellers like Alto, Baleno, Swift, Dzire, Ertiga and Wagon R. related news Rupee up 5 paise at 71.71 against US dollar China's Xi says he wants to work out initial trade deal with US Tata Motors makes a "paradigm shift" for its dealers to beat slowdown Shashank Srivastava, executive director, Maruti Suzuki said, “We … [Read more...] about Maruti running out of BS-IV stock even as buyers seek emission-friendly BS-VI variants