There is an interesting workshop at Harvard Business School called Age of Options according to Bob Buford in his book Halftime. The purpose of this workshop is to ensure participants
that their next career phase is fulfilling and imbued with purpose.
It helps participants reassess their career development paths and define future choices in terms of personal needs and inclinations.”
75 years ago
My parents and their peers grew up during the time of the Great Depression in the 1930’s and started working toward the end of WW2. People ... continue reading
The only thing that is certain about the future is the fact that it is uncertain.
One of the aspects that are assessed in personality tests is the degree to which someone is comfortable with change; the contrast being preference for a more predictable environment, i.e. maintaining the status quo. This implies that some people experience the uncertainty of the future as less threatening than others.
We live in times of great uncertainty. Tom Peters writes in one of his books that even working for a big company does not ... continue reading
It is always interesting to see what will pique people’s interest.
David Graeber, a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics wrote a short article titled On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs. To his amazement within a short while it was translated into 15 languages and students posted parts of it in London’s Underground on the walls. As a result Graeber decided to do more research on the topic and finally wrote a book with the title Bullshit Jobs.
Recently the book was discussed at the ... continue reading