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was launched in August 2013, serving 'shots' of inspiration on life skills,
entrepreneurship, economics and personal development.
It's a tonic to refresh the mind.
Jana Bakunina studied Economics & Management at Oxford and worked in the City and in TV. She currently works as an investment consultant.
Jana is the author of
, a memoir about Russia (Matador, 2017) and of
Babushka and Me
, (e-book only) short stories about her Soviet childhood. Her interviews with inspiring women are published on
Ladies Who Impress
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What's your nectar? Pick an article and enjoy!
How to listen
On spiritual refuge and where to find it
What will historians learn from your dress?
Kalashnikov or what we can learn from public art
A little life
How to fight fake news
You reap what you sow
What turns you on?
How to be brave
Put first things first
Trumpomania and what to do about it
Don't look back in anger
How to live in a post-truth world
Time to pivot
How to write
High achiever vs. wide achiever
Why are we furious with people we love?
In praise of corporate jobs
The price of lobster
Are you conditioned by the environment you live in?
Mind over medicine or how to stop sabotaging your health
Multi-tasking does not work
Get a mentor
The joy of rejection
Looking back at 2 years without a job
Obsession with food
Do you write well?
Does it spark joy? How to declutter your life
Mid life crisis
Extroverts vs. introverts: are you both?
Management skills: what can we learn from Suits?
People are funny about money
Grammar, punctuation and spelling - why bother?
Why are we unhappy at work?
Help! I'm running a marathon or 10 marathon training tips
What can we learn from graffiti artists?
Ideas for New Year resolutions
When things don't go to plan...
Christmas cards and the power of reciprocity
Babushka and Me: Memories from a Soviet Childhood
On mindfulness and meditation
A foodie's guide to economics
The most thought-provoking book I've ever read
Kill black rhino to save black rhino
What Epicurus can teach us
I am happy. I think I feel like a writer
GDP or an introductory lesson in macroeconomics
Hilary Mantel and Margaret Thatcher - what to think?
Why nouveau riche love Louis Vuitton or economics of luxury goods
The 10 principles of storytelling
Retail therapy or what you might want to try instead
A game called Ukraine
Bye-bye, inner critic
I'm great at interviews - are you?
Is your business idea any good?
Mr. Permission and Mrs. Experience
Are you a good friend?
Things I wish I'd known at 15
When was the last time you read poetry?
Do you see life as a running track?
My team does not seem to be very motivated... Here is why
Why read fiction?
How to stay sane
Take a time in
Turn off the news
How to have a productive day and finish work early
A word of wisdom for solopreneurs
Why do all online dating profiles look the same?
MCC (Meet the Competition Clause)
Why I was not destined to become a swimmer
What can we learn from a brick (or what to ask in an interview to hire top talent)
This article is not for you...
What's the opposite of a psychopath?
You do not have to work for a charity to make a difference
What do you do for living?
Dreams under a paperweight
We need to talk about sweatshops
What costs nothing but is priceless
What do you want for Christmas?
Art as therapy (with Alain de Botton)
Do the Economy class services need to be so bad?
If you could have a superpower for a day...
The double-edged sword of an elite education
What can you learn from an inedible cheesecake?
Oh you are so naive
What is wrong with hard work?
Economics on the beach
How to tame your mind (with Ruby Wax)
Let's talk about sex
5 lessons from The Lean Start-up
Stop trying to work out what to do with the rest of your life
Why men need female role models
Why I want to grill a dietician
Work like you do not need the money
Are you normal?
What does Tajik cultural symbolism and the global credit crisis have in common?
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