Try Something New

One of the easiest ways to increase your career upside is to simply go where the action is. Do something. Try something new.

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

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Catch the tailwinds


One of the easiest ways to increase your career upside is to simply go where the action is.

Look around.

What industries are hot? Where is the growth? Where are the most interesting, pioneering people? What are the rebels and pirates talking about and tinkering with?

That's where you'll likely find the most opportunity.


Breaking smart


The best essay series we've ever come across for identifying the "moment" we're in - the digital age - is the Breaking Smart series by Venkatesh Rao.

Go read it.

You will start to see more opportunities than ever before!


Quote of the Day


“I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:

1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.

2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.

3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”

― Douglas Adams


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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is CEO at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a classically trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.