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Freddie. Early Life Experiences, University Years, Sales and Trading

By - Last updated: Friday, June 26, 2009

I asked Freddie to tell me about the experiences in her early life which she felt had the greatest impact on her work life and career. And she said there were a couple of things she felt she wanted to say about her early life. She said the first thing which impacted her was that she was born on the wrong side of the tracks and she thinks this definitely set the stage for her always wanting to achieve and to be successful. The second thing that really affected her was something that happened one day when she was about 13 years old. She doesn't remember exactly what had taken place but she remembers her mum sitting at the end ...

Sophia. Difficulties, Obstacles, Lessons and Learning

By - Last updated: Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I asked Sophia what she considered to be the major obstacles or difficulties she faced during her career and what she did when she faced them. She said she wasn't certain you always see the obstacles or difficulties you face when you're facing them; it's when you look back you realize you have been through a difficult time. And she said: "Again, I just feel incredibly blessed, so I don't know... " I asked her to describe the toughest thing she had ever faced at work and she said when she thinks about that she never thinks about failing to meet her targets or not getting a client or doing something wrong or anything like that because she either forgets those ...

Blog Worth Reading!!

By - Last updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Mark McQueen, president and CEO of Wellington Financial LP in Toronto, started wellingtonfund.com/blog in 2006 and it's worth reading. In particular, his blog yesterday about the Bear Stearns "bailout" puts the credit crunch in an interesting historical context.