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What I've Learned in Business So Far...

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Artisan Fan, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. spertia

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    Following some disrespect by LA Guy and j, I have decided to stop posting to this thread.


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    NOT COOL
     
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    oh c'mon, where's your sense of humour?
     
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    New partner is a poor sport and is leaving. Wait... didn't he leave once already?

    AF, what is the slight you're referring to?
     
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    F, can you suggest some good business movies (aside from overplayed films like Boiler Room, Wall Street, Barbarians at the Gate, etc)? Thanks.
     
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    AF, can you suggest some good business movies (aside from overplayed films like Boiler Room, Wall Street, Barbarians at the Gate, etc)? Thanks.

    Seabiscuit. A great film and I like the theme about getting up and fighting when life knocks you down.
     
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    AF, can you suggest some good business movies (aside from overplayed films like Boiler Room, Wall Street, Barbarians at the Gate, etc)? Thanks.
    Startup.com is good, as is the one about the beginnings of Kosmo.com (can't remember the name offhand). For fiction, Glenngary Glennross is a classic missing from your list. There are some good moments in "the big kahuna", but overall it was kind of a flop despite a great cast.
     
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    I just want to say thank you for this. This thread is fantastic advice and has made me rethink some of my own approaches to work.
     
  10. Artisan Fan

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    I just want to say thank you for this. This thread is fantastic advice and has made me rethink some of my own approaches to work.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I've been reading through this thread (I'm only on page 8) and have a question.

    How much value do you put on learning about body language? In another life, I obtained my CFI, Certified Forensic Interviewer and went through several courses at Wicklander-Zulaski. The techniques I learned would really become invaluable. When I changed careers and got into lobbying, the skills proved to be a great help.

    When I am talking with someone one-on-one or in a group, I establish a baseline, then I pay more attention to their body language as they speak than their actual words. I have been much more successful doing this. What are your thoughts?
     
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    Pie charts < donut charts.
     
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    AF-

    I've been reading through this thread (I'm only on page 8) and have a question.

    How much value do you put on learning about body language? In another life, I obtained my CFI, Certified Forensic Interviewer and went through several courses at Wicklander-Zulaski. The techniques I learned would really become invaluable. When I changed careers and got into lobbying, the skills proved to be a great help.

    When I am talking with someone one-on-one or in a group, I establish a baseline, then I pay more attention to their body language as they speak than their actual words. I have been much more successful doing this. What are your thoughts?


    I think it is valuable knowledge actually. I've seen it pay off in fact.
     
  14. Mr Herbert

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    good information in this thread however it is obivously written from a very service based perspective

    i work in an industry where im very removed from the products customers and as long as we are making the product within a broadly defined specification we wont ever hear from the buyers.

    a big learning curve for me in the first few years of my career was learning who my customer was.

    when i learned who my customers were and started thinking about what product they actually wanted my job became a lot easier.

    edit: to clarify, my customers were my collegues, managers etc and the product varied greatly from person to person.
     
  15. Artisan Fan

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    good information in this thread however it is obivously written from a very service based perspective

    i work in an industry where im very removed from the products customers and as long as we are making the product within a broadly defined specification we wont ever hear from the buyers.

    a big learning curve for me in the first few years of my career was learning who my customer was.

    when i learned who my customers were and started thinking about what product they actually wanted my job became a lot easier.

    edit: to clarify, my customers were my collegues, managers etc and the product varied greatly from person to person.


    Service-based? Guilty as charged! I am a product of banking and consulting with tech startup in between. [​IMG]

    Your comments also apply to consulting or banking. Knowing the customer is the first step to making them happy.
     
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    This is fantastic advice, thank you [​IMG] By the way, do you know how useful it is to have an econ background going into an accounting field as I'll be studying both in the fall?
     
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    Did not want to start a new thread for this question so perhaps people with experience can shed some light. What would you guys suggest/prefer wearing to interviews?

    I do not have a lot of money so I am thinking a nice shirt+tie+pants+shoes v. an entire suit (although right now I am shopping around and the price difference is pretty close).

    A suit would be a wise investment--Will the former really be the difference in landing a job?
     
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    Invest in the suit. If you are entry level, nobody will be expecting SF approved. Get something serviceable (Jos. A Bank, lower end BB) and get it tailored well (i.e. not in the store - which usually costs money anyway if you buy on sale).

    You'll need it for weddings, funerals, etc. in addition to interviews. While it may not "land you the job", you want any differences the employer sees between you and the other interviewees to be positive ones, not negative. At entry level, everybody starts to look the same... you don't want to stand out for the wrong reasons.
     
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    ^ +1
    just don't look like a slob.
     
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    Great thread. Kind of off topic, but didn't want to start a new thread for this.

    Anyone have experience in strategic/business development? Specifically, I have an opportunity to move into strategic development as an analyst at an oil and gas company and was wondering if anyone here has any experience in this domain they can share?
     

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