career growth Tag

Note: Readers responded with some additional ideas about monetization. And you can view this post as an Instagram Story Selling your time for money is such a clichéd way of becoming an entrepreneur. In fact, in the world of hyper-growth startups and unicorns, billing by the hour...

Four years ago I embarked on an abrupt career transformation. I went from hedge fund researcher to creative solopreneur (with a messy discovery process in the middle). I recently launched a new podcast with Quartz called FWD: Thinking (iTunes, Spotify) and interviewed five bold professionals who have...

My new podcast FWD: Thinking (iTunes, Spotify) is about recreating your career. This season, I'll interview bold professionals who have challenged the status quo in the pursuit of meaningful work. In each episode, I also reflect upon my own reinvention from Wall Street analyst to creative...

This post first appeared on Instagram over @radreadsco. Ascending the corporate ladder can involve an alphabet soup of options. There's T vs. I-shaped professionals, a concept pioneered by design guru and IDEO CEO Tim Brown. For the wonkier free-agent types, there's the semicolon-shaped person coined by blogger Venkatesh Rao. These...

Investing in a stock involves taking disparate bits of information and unifying them into a thesis. There's an approach called Mosaic Theory, in which an investment analyst acts like a detective or investigative journalist; pulling on threads to see if something juicy will materialize. The...

Are you willing to lose 100% of your investment? That's the starting point for any angel investment. As it should be. With no product, customers, and team - angel investing is a risky proposition. (If you're not convinced, even VC professionals have a 90% failure rate.)...

“The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary,” Nassim Taleb once derisively wrote about anyone opposed to professional risk. Sabre-rattling aside, it's hard to deny that our economy (and along with it, our jobs) have shifted - exemplified by the proliferation...