Hi there! I am Yana and welcome to my blog.
Fast facts about me: CPA, MBA, Big4, Belbin Plant, MBTI-INTJ.
Long facts about me:
Murmansk – Helsinki- Bonn – Dusseldorf – Luxembourg – Zug.
Journalism- Stock Market – Finance – Consulting – HR – Tax – FIntech Compliance – Blockchain and Cryptocurrency regulations.
This blog is about me, my friends, shoes, career choices, shopping dilemmas, celebrities, gossips, pleasures, dreams, books, friends and whatever else comes along.
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When I just started my consultancy business, I was approaching many great Fintechs and repeatedly got rejected. Most of the companies liked my profile and were willing to hire me as an employee. They saw compliance as a strictly in-house … 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
It’s been probably the 5 shortest months in my life. I try to remember events of the last weekend and it feels like a year ago, because of so many things happening in between. Just today I thought that someone … Continue reading
I watched Bad Moms and I think it sends the wrong message. It’s a nice nobody-is-perfect story and has lots of really funny moments. My favorite was the reaction to frittata and homework done – “and who are you?” I … Continue reading
I received a letter two years ago from one of my book readers in Russia (translated below). Recently I was asked about it again, by a different reader, who felt that I was possibly too quick and even brutal to … Continue reading
Have you noticed, how often people introduce themselves with multiple roles in seemingly unrelated professions. As far as my memory goes, it started with Madonna as a film producer/songwriter/singer/actress/designer/adoption trendsetter. The movement was successfully picked up by Donald Trump as … Continue reading
This week felt like a battle against gravity, weather, traffic and all imaginable other natural forces – rain, viruses, delayed meetings, husband out of town, forgotten appointments… Just one of those weeks, when you keep saying that this too will … Continue reading