Category AskMen

Here are all of the articles Ashkan Karbasfrooshan wrote for AskMen between 2000 to 2005

Drafting Bad Employees

Year after year, sports fans and beat writers are left wondering how the top draft picks of yesteryear still have yet to deliver the anticipated goods. Making their shortcomings even more perplexing is the fact that so many of their… Continue Reading →

Getting Fired

Have you ever been fired? You know, fired? Not in the sense of being told, “You’re fired, now go get yourself a book deal” on national TV, but actually being fired. As in, “Go find yourself a new job and… Continue Reading →

Does Power Lead To Corruption?

Power means different things to different people. Some say that power is the ability to exert influence beyond those one actually controls. Others maintain that power boils down to the ability to get what one wants. Considering that we need… Continue Reading →

Addiction In The Workplace

I recently came across an interesting article in the LA Times . The article examined addiction in the workplace and the relevant costs incurred by firms. According to Timothy Dimoff, a former narcotics detective, 5 to 17% of American workers… Continue Reading →

Are You Really A Team Player?

Gestalt psychology implies that a team is worth more than the sum of its parts. Is this true? Well, as with everything else, it depends. Here’s why. Everyone likes to think they’re a team player, but few actually are. Being… Continue Reading →

Your Checklist For Success

Whether you play the game for fame or success, you have surely set some lofty goals for yourself. In order to accomplish success (however you perceive it), you need to work hard, understand that people are everything in business, make… Continue Reading →

Make It To The Top…Without Enemies

Is it possible for one to climb the ladder of success without stepping on others’ toes? Many would scoff, claiming that it must be a young, brash and idealistic individual posing such a question. To them, all I can say… Continue Reading →

Are You A Workaholic?

Are you tired of working long days that end up feeling like early tomorrows? If so, you’re not the only one. Are you a workaholic closet-case, or do you know you’re working yourself to the bone? Help me, help you…. Continue Reading →

Clash Of Titans: Office Cultures

Whether it’s because you are starting a new job, got a transfer, or your company underwent a merger or acquisition, employees will always face culture clashes or turf battles. While many management gurus and corporate experts address why culture clashes… Continue Reading →

Does The Nightlife Affect Your Career?

There is something great about running into men and women that you work with outside of the professional setting: it allows us to enjoy the finer things in life that we sometimes take for granted. It also gives us priceless… Continue Reading →

The Rookie Meets The Veteran

Experience is irreplaceable, intangible and priceless. Professional teams that seem to have everything in place during the stretch drive occasionally shop around for that one piece of the puzzle that will push them over the top. That last piece is… Continue Reading →

The Art Of Intimidation

Whether one is an athlete, dealmaker, politician, criminal, or peacekeeper, something needs to be said about epic clashes that we experience amid our climb to the top. In previous eras, intimidation was very important, but perhaps not as important as… Continue Reading →

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