Hi there! I am Yana and welcome to my blog.
Fast facts about me: CPA, MBA, Big4, Belbin Plant, MBTI-INTJ.
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Murmansk - Helsinki- Bonn - Dusseldorf - Luxembourg - Zurich.
Journalism- Stock Market - Finance - Consulting - HR - Tax - Banking Compliance.
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Category Archives: books
I am never sure if I like summer or if I like all seasons. Every time seasons are changing, I am extremely happy and exited to see the first snow or the first flowers or the first yellow leaves on … Continue reading
I read Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy because Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant wrote it and I loved both Originals and Lean In. I am still processing some of the thoughts, but in general, even without experiencing … Continue reading
Why Not Me? is a perfect holiday reading: easy, funny, witty and still an insightful story!!! If you don’t know Mindy – she was a star and a writer for The Office sitcom and then went on to create her … Continue reading
Just finished All the Light We Cannot See: a story of un-seen connection and dependencies between a young German soldier and a blind French girl during the WWII. This story was hugely popular during the divisive, violent and intolerant 2016. … Continue reading
This is why holidays, new countries, extensive reading and spontaneous conversations with strangers are so good! Here are a few things/facts/theories/suggestions I am happy to share: About hotels During days and weeks spent in hotels, I have tipped maids, room … Continue reading
Just finished the Start-up Nation by Dan Senor, Saul Singer. I would say it’s an Israeli XXI century version of Max Weber with his The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism meets Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder by NNT … Continue reading
I finished this book on December 31st and together with The Circle, The Bastard of Istanbul and Marissa Mayer’s biography, this is definitely the reading highlight of my 2015. You absolutely don’t need to know who is Felicia Day to start … Continue reading