Bullish: Teamwork Is Overrated (How To Be A Lone Unicorn)

The idiom for a person who acts alone is “lone wolf.” (Lone Wolf was also a Kiowa chief, and Lone Wolf McQuade was a character played by Chuck Norris in the 1983 film of the same name.) I started thinking about lone wolves when a friend told me her hiring problem. She posted a job listing for a fundraiser –…

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Bullish: What I Learned About Business from Being a Low-Rent Model

Fashion Week has come to an end, and we in New York will soon no longer be subjected to ads about “Mercedes Benz Fashion Week’s” official fiber snack bar (Fiber One) and diet soda (Pepsi). Hey, in 2005, Fashion Week had an official toilet. (Do any companies out there want to provide Bullish’s “official espresso” and “official post-Bullish wheat beer”?…

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How To Hold A DIY Fashion Show (Even In A Church!)

A few years ago, I struck up an online friendship with Wendy Shalit, author of A Return to Modesty, the book that Jessica Valenti of Feministing was at least in part responding to with The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity Is Hurting Young Women. Wendy and I traded several long, thoughtful emails about issues we agreed and disagreed…

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Bullish: The Resume Wall Street Is Laughing At, And What We Can Learn From It

This recruiting season, an NYU student wrote a “laughable” cover letter for J.P. Morgan. According to Yahoo! Finance: Since Thursday, February 2, when a Bank of America Merrill Lynch director forwarded the cover letter out to his entire team, offering drinks “to the first analyst to concisely summarize everything that is wrong with” the note, it has passed through more…

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Bullish Life: Overcoming Perfectionism (and Still Being a Special Unicorn)

This week, let’s hear from a reader I’ll call Vanessa Williams, after the former Miss America (1984) whose mistakes (nudie pics!) actually worked out pretty damn well in the end. I loved your advice about motivating yourself (using base emotions like disgust). Do you have any advice like this for overcoming perfectionism? I’ve been to counseling and have a good…

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Bullish: How To Make A Career Out Of The 10,000 Things You Want To Do

If you grow up being told that you can achieve anything you set your mind to, and that girls can be President and go to the moon, it kind of leaves you a little paralyzed by all options, doesn’t it? Or even guilty that you’re not an astronaut. (Or better: PRESIDENT ASTRONAUT!) Let’s hear today from a reader who dubbed…

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