5 Share Friday 29 March 2019

Quote I’m pondering “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.”- Oprah Winfrey

How to pick a career – After listening to Adam Grant’s latest WorkLife podcast, I went back to Tim Urban’s blog Waitbutwhy. The thinking and advice on picking a career is gold. Even if you have the career you think you want, you need to read this (it’s a long thought provoking read).

#Thefutureofwork – In the US there are fewer unemployed than there are jobs available.. “The skills gap is like climate change. Most people know there’s a problem, but few are doing anything meaningful about it.” This great piece in Forbes dives into the future of work and how important it is for all organisations to foster learning as part of the job.

TV show I’ve been watching – We’ve recently finished watching Ricky Gervais‘ new Netflix series After Life. The first 4 episodes are funny yet dark, then in episode 5 it all comes together. It’s worth watching (unless you’re easily offended by swearing). Amazing moment – the below from a conversation the main character has with a person he meets by his wife’s gravestone:

“Happiness is amazing,”

“It’s so amazing it doesn’t matter if it’s yours or not.

“Good people do things for other people. That’s it – the end.”

Disaster Capitalism? – March 29th was originally Brexit day for the UK. If you’ve read The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Kline or seen the documentary, you might be wondering if post Brexit is the time when the UK government will pass it’s most controversial policies (you’re probably right). Disaster Capitalism is alive more than ever. The more aware we are of this, perhaps the less chance it will succeed in the end?

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I hope you have a great weekend doing what you love.

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