Tag Archive: Julie Zhou

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Weightlifting Is Like Entrepreneurship

    Remaining at a steady state renders impossible the ability to advance and grow stronger, in either body or career.

    By Julie Zhou (Growthmaster, Hipmunk)

    Do you spend your time at the gym on cardio machines? Stop right now and get into the weight room. Push yourself, get stronger and don’t bat an eye at the skewed gender ratio.

    Here’s my story – in November of 2011, I decided to leave Google and join a tiny startup. The immediate

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    by Angie Chang

    3 Self-Improvement Books Actually Worth Your Time

    Self-improvement books that have stood the test of time and usefulness: Never Eat Alone, Getting More & 4-Hour Workweek.

    By Julie Zhou (Growthmaster, Hipmunk)

    Growing up, my parents required me to read one self-improvement book every week, and I’ve mostly kept this up into adulthood due to inertia and fear of missing out on all of the newest ways that I can make myself a more valuable member of society. I’ve breathed Covey’s tenets of effectiveness, SUCCES’d my way to eternal stickiness, made more than a few stupid stock picks based on the latest financial sensation and read inspiring life doctrines

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    by Angie Chang

    The Science Of Marketing

    Marketing in Silicon Valley requires a scientific approach.

    By Julie Zhou (Growthmaster, Hipmunk)

    Math was my favorite subject in high school. After college, I was primed for the well-trodden path to investment banking where I could play with numbers all day. Instead, when Google came calling in search of marketers, my career took an unexpected turn.

    Marketing? The department first to get budget cuts in tough times? Why was a company that had grown into a global powerhouse by living and breathing data hiring marketers?

    Years later, I had learned that marketing was unmistakably a science – it was the science of discovering what people loved