Category AskMen

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

Loyalty: Is It An Asset?

Loyalty, according to Dictionary.com, is defined as “the state or quality of being loyal; a feeling or attitude of devoted attachment and affection.” One can be loyal to his country, family, friends, or employer. Men have died, women have been… Continue Reading →

Opportunity Cost: Family Man vs. Single Life

This past week, I saw The Family Man with one of my favorite actors, Nicolas Cage. In it, Cage wakes up one day and realizes what his life would have been like had he decided to choose love, family and… Continue Reading →

Lying In The Workplace

Lies, white lies, fibs… Are any of these different? When is it okay not to speak the truth? As per the first question, I will let the guilty boyfriends, husbands, girlfriends, and wives of this world enlighten us with the nuances…. Continue Reading →

Is Teamwork The Way To Go?

“It’s not how you play the game, it’s whether you win or lose — win or lose.” — Troubled individual, circa 1981 Surely the statement above will generate some discussion. When we are young, we are told that what matters… Continue Reading →

Office Politricks

In any young professional’s career, a time and point comes when one realizes that idealism aside, the business world is indeed a dirty rat race, be it at a traditional hundred-year-old corporation or at a two-year-old Internet company. When that… Continue Reading →

Ruling The Corporate Battleground

Dear Young Professional, I find myself at a crossroads, where I can’t decide whether or not I should accept a job offer that has come my way. I know beggers can’t necessarily be choosers, but I find myself wondering whether… Continue Reading →

The Pursuit Of Happine$$

What makes you happy? I still don’t know what makes me happy. Probably never will. At the risk of sounding awfully pessimistic, I believe that the pursuit of happiness is a never-ending quest. Why? Read on… If it’s not one… Continue Reading →

Dot-Com & Back: From Rags To Riches

Way back in August 1995, Netscape cofounder Marc Andreessen woke up at his usual time to find out that his company’s initial public offering had become the most successful ever on Wall Street. Young Marc’s holdings had made him a… Continue Reading →

Make Your Elevator Pitch Stand Out

You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you see that fine looking dame on the subway platform? You exchange glances, hoping that she might approach you. Will she? Hardly ever, my good man. You… Continue Reading →

Should You Mix Business With Pleasure?

Recently, I received the news that my alma mater had structured a deal with a corporate partner, giving this corporation naming rights in exchange for some dough. Although such a deal is not anything new in academia, what was interesting… Continue Reading →

How Sexy Is Investment Banking?

Going to the street Investment banking encompasses three main areas of finance and investments: equity underwriting (issuing and valuing stock), global markets (interest rates and currencies), and mergers and acquisitions. My interests cover all three, but like many, the world of… Continue Reading →

Do You Need A Degree To Succeed?

Help us! Hi, Keep it up guys. I have been a regular reader for more than a year now, and it is well worth it. You guys have really helped me out a number of times, but now I need… Continue Reading →

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