I have been following Bridgewater and Ray Dalio for a while now. For those who do not know him, he is probably the most successful hedge fund manager who has ever lived, known for his controversial organization/management approach based on radical truth and radical transparency (if he thinks your idea is stupid, he will tell you – and he expects you to do the same to him. And he will also tape that so everyone can see that too). His principles were published a while back (excerpt here), but more recently, he also published a book (‘Principles’) and gave a Ted talk (link). Even though you may not agree with everything, the principles are well worth learning about and reflecting upon.
How important is employer’s ‘brand’ when selecting your first job? Depends on a sector and your career path, but it matters more than you may think – especially in the beginning of your career.
I have realized that most of my (career-related) blogs already assume you know what you want to do or you may even already have a job. But how do you figure out in the first place what your passion is?
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Networking has both positive and negative connotations – is it a required component of a successful career or a shallow (and sometimes fake) attempt to take advantage of meeting someone? How to network and how to do it well?
Money is an interesting topic – it is both very quantitative and rational, as well as a touchy-feely, as people are not very comfortable discussing it. How important is it and how much is enough?
Sooner or later, there will be time when you will think about changing your job. But how to differentiate between the ‘grass-is-always-greener’ temptation vs having a valid rationale to switch?