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Ida Liu

Such a fantastic read with many thought provoking views and anecdotes:

My father really is an inspiration to me. He instilled in me from a very young age a work ethic and the ability to work really hard, not give up. I saw him start a business and the can-do attitude and work ethic were instilled in me at a very young age, and still inspire me everyday.

I thought the same way that she did when I was looking at job opportunities in the last few years of university.

At the time, I thought that it would be easier for me to go into investment banking and then into fashion rather than the other way around.

An amazing role to kick-start her foray into the fashion world.

Within four months, she went from running one struggling department to running all of the European designer collections – Chanel, Armani, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent – on the second floor of Bergdorf Goodman.

Finally, some very useful advice:

She tells women to “be gutsy.” She explains, “You don’t want to be your own obstacle. You want to take on challenges and continue to challenge yourself. If you don’t ask, you’re not going to get.”


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Everything needs to be done RIGHT AWAY. And sometimes, even IMMEDIATELY isn’t fast enough.

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You did what you had to do to get where you are. You yelled. You stomped. You cursed. You hung up the phone. You got ahead. You did it. You are someone. YOU ARE SOMEONE.


The Goldman Sachs


It will be interesting to see the results of this survey. For more than a decade, since we’ve been rankings investment banks, Goldman has always ranked No. 1 in terms of prestige.

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Hiras, founded in 1960 colonial Hong Kong, was brought into existence to serve the demand by both men and women for bespoke tailoring.  They’re coming to visit my city soon and I was thinking of making an appointment to see them. Any one out there with any advice or tales?


Only because I can’t find an equally appropriate female version of the drool-worthy picture above. Love a guy in a sharp suit

Source: pinterest

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Life after IB


This piece has some great oneliners:

‘I personally did not find the work interesting, and that placed me in the 95% majority. Your not golfing with CEOs, talking about strategy, then driving your lambo home at 3.30pm to have sex with your hot girlfriend.’

‘Even though I got paid well, I wasn’t going out buying a different coloured helicopters every weekend, rolling in designer threads, splashing £30k on a night out and holidaying every other week in some exotic location whenever I can be bothered to charter my private jet.’

Damn it, I just want different colored Birkin bags every year.

Although, different colored loafers for every day of the week would be nice.

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