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 - Zurich.
Journalism- Stock Market - Finance - Consulting - HR - Tax - Banking Compliance.
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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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
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
In the last several weeks I was working incredibly hard, doing extensive research around porn industry. Purely professional interest. (Yes, it sounds ironic, but I actually enjoy my job J ). There are, in fact, several segments – physical objects, … Continue reading
By all statistical [materially obnoxious] measures, I had a great year – successful, exciting, remarkable. At the same time, I don’t remember another year when I felt so unsatisfied with myself, perplexed, and mortally exhausted. You know, like, you’ve done … Continue reading
It’s been about two months since A. moved to Switzerland. At about the same time I took over our Moscow team, which meant more calls, more virtual relationships, longer hours and more working from home (aka WFH). Pros Cons Home … Continue reading
By now you have probably heard of NY Times article about Amazon, telling their readers how allegedly badly Amazon employees are treated, how everyone there is confrontational, sick, scared, overworked, jealous and malicious – all at the same time. If … Continue reading