The Five Secret Laws of Motherhood

The Five Secret Laws of Motherhood (or the five things I wish someone had told me before I had kids, even though I probably would have decided I knew better and ignored them completely) 1. You will try to become a parenting encyclopedia. So put that book down now. I mean it. I really truly … Continue reading The Five Secret Laws of Motherhood

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Simple Living – It’s Complicated

The dream of simple living. Man, how I’ve loved that dream. And, by all accounts, I am not alone – I googled “simple living” and got 113 million results in 0.28 seconds, as well as an intro to the differences between minimalism and simple living. It turns out that the living may be simple, but … Continue reading Simple Living – It’s Complicated

Why The MBA Was Worth It

In December 2014, right after receiving my MBA degree in the post, I also received an imperative (and suitably impenetrable) email from the LBS IT department advising me that I would be migrated to alumnus status as of the following Friday, meaning that my school email and electronic storage would shut down. So I was … Continue reading Why The MBA Was Worth It

Power Vs Passion – Who Wins?

During a fairly awful week in the winter of 2014, I ended up having to check into hospital with my son for a few days. I packed like a true introvert - one set of PJs, two books. The first book was required reading for our Paths to Power elective, taught by Gabe Adams, Assistant Professor of Organisation … Continue reading Power Vs Passion – Who Wins?

Introverts and Parenting – The Final Frontier

Maybe it's just me (i.e. some sort of self-confirmation bias or something similar that I should remember from my OB classes) but it seems that there's more and more talk about introverts since Susan Cain published her book "Quiet" in 2012. The book, by the way, is still, according to Amazon.co.uk, the no. 1 best … Continue reading Introverts and Parenting – The Final Frontier

What’s the RoI of an MBA?

So I went to this conference yesterday.* I am terrified of conferences. I love the bit about sitting there and listening to (hopefully) interesting people speak, but as I have been told countless times by well-meaning others, that's not the point of conferences - networking is. Conference networking - the dreaded combo. Even writing about … Continue reading What’s the RoI of an MBA?