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The interview was all going well until he asked me: "How much of a pay cut are you willing to take?"

From an anonymous candidate One of the amazing job-hunting experiences I had recently was with an investment firm. I went through the interview rounds, answering standard questions about specific sectors and proposing investment strategies on selected companies. Everything went well until my meeting with one of the fund’s partners. We had a chat about how […]

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Bengawan Solo

Domestic goddess by Huang Lijie The Straits Times Mrs Anastasia Liew, 62, fumbles to hide her hands from the camera. Wearing a single diamond ring and no nail polish, the founder and managing director of Bengawan Solo cake shop says to the photographer: ‘Can you not photograph my hands? They don’t look good. These hands […]

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Lighthouse Family – High

Lighthouse Family are a British musical duo that rose to prominence in the mid-1990s and remained active until the early 2000s. Vocalist Tunde Baiyewu and keyboard player Paul Tucker formed the act in 1993 in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK after meeting while studying at university. Their 1995 debut album Ocean Drive sold more than 1.8 […]

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