How to Secure Your Job Amidst Robots and AI

Automation’s ability to increase productivity comes at a human cost: unemployment. For, if not as many people are needed to meet business demand, what happens to their jobs? They simply go away. The scale and speed at which technology evolves means that this is a problem that everyone will likely confront at some point in their career. What, then, can you do to protect your career from the encroachment of (artificially) intelligent machines? I have a few ideas…

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Part 2: Aptitude - the Missing Piece in How to Win

You have heard the saying that “hard work beats talent, but only if talent doesn’t work hard.” If talent works hard, hard work (attitude) alone cannot beat it. This is why I believe aptitude is the missing piece in our discussion of how to win. To reach the top, it is important to maintain a winning attitude, but it is also necessary to have the aptitude to accomplish your goal.

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My Advice to Graduates: Avoid This MAJOR Mistake

The major mistake I see young graduates make is this: believing that what they do in their “free time” has no bearing on their job performance. Free from the pressures of work, and especially of being continuously assessed by everyone, from their peers to their supervisors, graduates often feel the urge to wind down after work in ways that, over time, are counter-productive. Most of life is spent outside of work, so the ways in which we spend this time deserves more thought and attention than is usually paid.

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My Advice to Graduates: Understand the Calculus of Professional Success

Mathematical calculus has two parts: differentiation and integration. On these two pillars rest science and technology as we know it. There is hardly any modern engineering invention that does not owe its creation, and continued refinement, to these two concepts. Many complex problems are solved after being differentiated and then integrated. Interestingly, this is also the recipe for career success.

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How to Diagnose Your Core Fear Through the Unveiling Process

Two weeks ago, we introduced a model to help us overcome our fears. The model operates on two forces: will and available resources. Last week, we touched on how to increase one’s will in order to overcome fear. This week, we’re taking a look at how to get the resources we need to triumph. To know what resources to gather, however, the nature of the fight must be known… just as a medicine is prescribed after a sound diagnosis.

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