What is your idea of a perfect day at work? My idea of a perfect day at work involves learning something new (technical or domain knowledge), having a stimulating conversation and incrementally adding a little bit of progress to an on-going long term project. Which aspect of your work do you most despise? I most
What is your idea of a perfect day at work? A cup of coffee in the morning and lots of uninterrupted time to research and write Which aspect of your work do you most despise? Brainstorming meetings–as an introvert, I do my best thinking in solitude. Actually, a lot of meetings are unbearable at times,
What is your idea of a perfect day at work? A peak of productivity – when I accomplish exactly what I set out to do. I am also present fully engaged in the task at hand, not managing my to-do list in the back of my mind. Which aspect of your work do you most
Hayao Miyazaki on how he was convinced by editors to create the complex narrative world of Nausicaa. Lesson: Persistence pays off.
From a distance economic history may seem mundane, but it’s full of drama. Drama that gives us a more accurate understanding of career making today. I’ve spent parts of the summer intensely researching the design of the job market and the stories that emerged in the data are remarkable. The Flow of History As I
This is the time of the year when many internships are ending and you ask yourself: What did it mean? How can I use it? What comes next? Even though it’s about to end, it’s not too late to get a lot out of it. And I don’t mean stealing pens and staplers. Instead, you
Internships can be an effective way to make a transition out of school or into a new career. But they aren’t always the right decision. Any internship you accept should be relevant to your ultimate career goal (i.e. next permanent position) in one of two ways: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities or Domain Expertise In
– Peter Drucker. Not everyone you want to speak with is open to your invitation. Be relevant.
There was a recent blog post in Harvard Business Review in which Vikram Mansharamani urges us to “All Hail the Generalist”! Oh, how I wish. The author suggests that expertise is no longer the greatest competitive advantage and that candidates should prepare themselves to contribute as generalists. While I believe Mansharamani undervalues the continuing role
Information is only valuable when it’s curated. This is especially true when you network. When information is efficiently organized you’ll be prepared to take advantage of the small allocation of spontaneous serendipity we are all given. I’ve been using Evernote for about 6 months now and find it enormously helpful for managing my networking. Evernote