Career success is for suckers

Career success is for suckers

Have you noticed that people who either love what they do, or are really making money never talk about “career success”? Why? Because they are too busy loving what they do or making money! “Career success” is a sucker’s game.  Second best  “Career success, career...
Serendipity of teams

Serendipity of teams

Leveraging each other’s expertise is what makes being in a team all the more useful. Yet, avoiding silos at work is easier said than done, even when working together in the same space. It is even harder now with remote working for all its many other benefits. So, how...
If money wasn’t a problem

If money wasn’t a problem

How would you spend your days if money wasn’t a problem? Realistic or not, this simple thought experiment helps identify and make room in your life for the things that really inspire you. Things perhaps forgotten because of the busyness of the daily routine. Indeed,...
“Busy” is the wrong question

“Busy” is the wrong question

It’s not about being busy or not busy — it’s about being busy on your own terms. I used to think I was busy during my early private equity days, with late nights and what not. But, the reality is that I am as busy, if not busier, doing my own thing now. It’s just that...
False dichotomy: Your Career

False dichotomy: Your Career

The problem of identifying too much with your career is a problem incorrectly framed. Where a dichotomy is created between you as a person, and your career as a quite separate thing.  Identifying too much with your career  The question of over-identification arises...
The waiting game

The waiting game

Waiting for people (your boss, your friends, whomever) to change so that you can feel happy, is like waiting to win the lottery. It may happen, but chances are that this is quite unlikely. This waiting game is very likely a fool’s errand. Your agency Waiting is really...