Penelope Trunk

Penelope Trunk

Startup Founder & Work-Life Expert

The founder of four community-focused startups, including Quistic, which offers online career management courses. She began her career as a professional beach volleyball player in Los Angeles, went to grad school, then worked for several small software companies before founding her first startups, and eCitydeals. After relocating to New York City, she found herself a block from the World Trade Center when it fell, and she decided to become a full-time writer so she wouldn’t have to leave her apartment. She published the bestselling book Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success in 2007, and shared career advice for Generation Y on Brazen Careerist and her personal blog, She now lives on a farm in southwest Wisconsin, where she homeschools her sons.

Articles By Penelope Trunk

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5 ways to excel at office politics

The people who have the most success at work aren’t necessarily the hardest workers. They are the people who pay the most attention to other people. If you put your head down and work really hard, you may end up…
Stressed Man at Desk

3 Ways to make any job better

We all complain about work every now and then, but most of us have jobs that are better than we realize. This is because most problems in life are not work-related, but rather they are personal. Because it's a lot…