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Over the last few decades, studies in neuroscience have shown that we can actually physically rewire our brains. We can change the “default network” we were born with, the one that ensured the survival of our primitive ancestors who lived in a very different world. Our “fight-flight” reaction and strong memory for painful experiences are hardwired from birth.
Here’s Exactly What Your CMO Resume Objective Should Say: Absolutely nothing . Definitely disappeared .
Even in the fail-fast-or-get-acquired world of Silicon Valley startups, Ellen Levy is a master of reinvention, turning a succession of relatively brief stints in private companies, academia, NGOs, and venture capital firms into a unique role as a super connector, a Lois Weisman of the tech world. Recently departed from LinkedIn, where she was VP of Strategic Initiatives for the past four years, Levy--who holds a PhD not in computer science but in cognitive psychology--started her career at Apple, pre-Steve Jobs’s return. From there, the 42-year-old went on to roles at search engine WhoWhere, Stanford University, the Clinton Global Initiative, and countless advisory boards, becoming a one-woman bridge between the people who are looking for the next big idea in technology and the people creating it.
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When other people use these words to describe your talents, it's OK.
Malum şu aralar yeni bir iş arıyorum. Zihin haritası yöntemiyle oluşturduğum görsel özgeçmişimi ilgilenenlere buradan sunmak istedim. Resmin üzerine tıklayarak görüntüyü büyütebilirsiniz.
Call it vocational Darwinism: Seeing similarities between the Galapagos Islands and our recession-era ecosystem, Nacie Carson wrote The Finch Effect to help you be more like those titular birds--which adapted their beaks to environmental changes within a single generation--and less like the species that have perished around them. Fast Company spoke with the author about the evolutionary benefits of owning your career, the intersecting axes of personal branding, and why natural selection is not survival of the strongest. This interview has been condensed and edited.
No matter how much quality information or witty repartee we send out into our social networks, first impressions are almost always visual. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that the first thing we see when checking out a new Twitter follower, Facebook friend, or LinkedIn connection is a profile photo. And in a world of quick clicks and divergent attention, if the photo you present isn't eye-catching, or illustrative of your personal brand, you may miss your shot at making a positive first impression.
When it comes to applying for a new job, your CV could be just the ticket to get you that initial foot in the door and secure an interview.
Back in 1976, two economists, Michael Jensen and William Meckling, published a paper looking at why managers don’t always behave in a way that is in the best interest of shareholders.
by Gianpiero Petriglieri | 9:00 AM May 11, 2012 If you're wondering what to do next in your career, you're hardly alone. The debate about where and how we may best feed our hunger for mastery, service, prestige, approval, safety, achievement — whatever we're after — is fiercer than ever.
Journalist Brent Schlender drew from dozens of conversations with Steve Jobs from over a quarter century of reporting to make the case that Jobs' so-called "wilderness years," his time between Apple stints, were some of his most formative. For the first time, we're offering some of those snippets online. In this clip, from June 1995, Jobs says the difference between using good hardware can be a 2:1 difference for a company.
[See Part One if you haven't read it already.] Motherhood and creative work
His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company.
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