If they taught you everything at engineering / MBA school, why did you end up reading something that sucks, about career guidance?
Steve Jobs dropped out of school and college frequently, wandered aimlessly, heavily took LSD, got fired from his brainchild – yet went on to bring Apple to the zenith of mobile revolution.
Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard despite being a National Merit Scholar, having a back up plan of going back if Microsoft didn’t click. Well, it did.
Why are we talking about these leaders today?
This isn’t an MBA class. Nor it is a tech talk. Yet, let’s take one more.
Lee Iacocca was already the man of Mustang when he faced setback at Ford. ForaA proven marketing icon of American auto industry in 70s, getting fired past Ford’s $2 billion profit mustn’t be easy. There, he hopped a sinking ship named Chrysler, and went on to revive it from $1.2 billion bankruptcy in no time.
His autobiography became an unlikely non-fiction bestseller – so much so that its untranslated editions sold on traffic lights in countries where English isn’t spoken natively.
Are you here for some serious career guidance?
You came here for tips. I got it.
The last century was the time of manufacturing information. Now is the time of building useful knowledge – knowledge that can elevate human kind.
The gospel for future:
couldcan build it, humans wouldn’t. Automation.
It feels like it was never this easier. Those men I mentioned above didn’t have the luxury of browsing for the sake of parts, suppliers and customers.
And here you are – sipping cup of coffee, browsing for motivation.
You get everything with a click of a finger. Yet when you start chasing it, it feels like it goes on forever.
Because everyone else is chasing it too with the same ease.
Those men chased their challenges with the intensity you are missing out on.
Maybe intensity isn’t the right word here.
But let’s list out what we got here.
- I got tips.
- The good news: Tips tell you how to enter this chase.
- The bad news: They won’t tell you how to finish it off.
- You must finish the chase yourself. The devil is in pulling it off.
There is something that you got already. You simply forgot how to use it.
You got guts.
And you must uncover them before you can die peacefully. Better, before you retire hopelessly.
Your bartender can give you the best Career guidance. I am just here to help him out.