All advice is not created equal. Mom reminds you not to use “like” in your job interview. (Like, thanks Mom.) Your uncle tells you to go to law school. Your friends are as confused as you are. So who do you really trust to deliver the real insights, the kind of advice that changes your […]
All advice is not created equal.
Mom reminds you not to use “like” in your job interview. (Like, thanks Mom.) Your uncle tells you to go to law school. Your friends are as confused as you are. So who do you really trust to deliver the real insights, the kind of advice that changes your life?
To find the answer, we surveyed educated online users about who they trust most when it comes to business insights. The number one answer? Industry leaders. Makes sense, right? If you want insights on business, you ask business leaders. If you want career insights, you talk to successful people (no offense, Mom), the kind of people who are shaping the organizations where you want to build a career.
1. Tal Ben-Shahar: Write It Down
The psychologist of happiness outlines one simple thing you can do to realize your dreams.
2. Porochista Khakpour: Ditch the Script
Khakpour, the Iranian-American author and writer, gives young writers a piece of advice you can’t ignore.
3. Edward Norton: Feel the Terror
He’s an actor, yes, but did you know he’s a social entrepreneur? Norton co-founded Crowdrise, an online platform for fundraising. Here he talks about what it’s like to do something new.
4. Simon Sinek: Find Fulfillment
Sinek, the management consultant with the hipster look, explains how to find the passion that will make your work worthwhile.
5. Jason Fried: Work at Work
In one of Big Think’s most popular video segments ever, Fried, the entrepreneur who co-founded 37signals, talks about why an office is not the right place to get your work done.
→6. Brazen Careerist Exclusive*: Ken Mehlman, former Republican National Committee chairman
Mehlman, the environmental lawyer-turned-political-leader has one question for you: What do you like to do on Saturdays?
*Big Think released this video for Brazen Life’s audience. Previously it was available to subscribers only.
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