Why is the gas price so different between nearby stations in the US?

cars queuing for gas in the us 2022

When it comes to the cost of gasoline, there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all answer. Prices vary from station to station and even from state to state. As an expat in the US, it really puzzles me because I often see prices differ between 15-20% amongst nearby stations.  So what’s behind these price discrepancies?…

Learn how to interview (for first-time people manager)

learn how to interview for first time people manager

It’s only a matter of time before you’re asked to do interviews as a people manager in order to grow your team or company. I have coached several managers who can nail interviews for fresh graduates but struggle when it comes to assessing candidates with a few years of working experience under their belt. This…

“How the world really works” – a book review

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The world is a complex place and it can be hard to understand how it works. That’s why Vaclav Smil’s book, “How the World Really Works” is such a great resource for anyone wanting to get a better grasp of the big picture. In this book, Smil dives deep into topics ranging from energy to…

LinkedIn B2Believe event Nov 2022 – A review

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I attended the LinkedIn B2Believe event in San Francisco on November 16. I expect there will be many on-demand videos of the event uploaded to the main site soon. This event came after the Meta Performance marketing summit which was held in September 2022. The two events were very different from each other. Here is…

My reaction to Ray Dalio’s post “China’s “Dangerous Storm” Coming: The Eight Big Challenges Facing China and the People Chosen to Deal with Them”

dangerous storm is coming to Shanghai China

Recently, Ray Dalio published another article in his series, “The changing world order.” My overall reaction to his post is: Ray’s view is comparable to the perspective Kevin Rudd has publicly expressed in recent years. (If you haven’t been keeping up with Kerin Rudd’s public appearances and statements, his recent book the avoidable war is a great place to…

Why expats in the US should freeze their credit report

expats in the US with stolen identity

When it comes to credit reports, most people don’t give them a second thought – until something goes wrong. If you’re an expat in the US, though, credit report freezes are a must. A credit report is a record of your credit history that includes information about your credit accounts, payment history, and credit utilization.…