"When you give yourself over to the inactive state, you’re also giving yourself over to an internal roaming. Without that, there really isn’t a capacity for surprise, for discovery, for actually learning something new about yourself or the world."—Josh Cohen, in our interview about his new book Not Working.
Does the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" feel too limiting? In Emilie Wapnick's book How to Be Everything, she lays out models for a sustainable life and career for those who don't want to have to choose.
"What I love about compassion, what makes it so cool, is that when you give back to others, the person who benefits the most is actually you."—Parneet Pal, in our interview about her work at Wisdom Labs.
In his new book Bullshit Jobs, David Graeber pulls apart the open secret of modern-day work and wages: many of us know that our jobs are completely made up.
Creativity as a Career: The Field Guide for Artists is now available for free as a downloadable booklet and deck of cards. I'm so proud to have edited this project, which is designed to help artists-to-be develop their skills as creative entrepreneurs.
Failure is one of the top human fears, as explained by Paul Louis Iske at the Lean Startup Summit Europe 2018. Yet, if we can learn to position failure as a learning opportunity, we have a much better chance of creating a "brilliant failure" and to earn second chances.
This is the job opportunity you've been waiting for. Now, let me be clear: I am personally not hiring anybody. You're going to hire yourself.
I work for myself, which means my boss is a real bitch. She makes me work long hours, never likes anything I produce until I’ve revised it a thousand times (and maybe not even then) and, after all that, she’ll hardly ever pay me a compliment or let me relax on vacation. Is this what I signed up for?