Learn anything faster by learning how to set achievable learning goals and good learning habits. In each episode we dive into a different aspect of how learning works looking at the brain, motivation, and habit-forming. Based on years of teaching adults technology as well as text on a wide variety of subjects from behavioral economics to psychology.
The glamour and reality of freelancing
As freelancing continues to play a bigger and bigger role in the workforce, what are the ups and downs of this type of work? In this week’s podcast, Nate and I discuss the glamour and reality of freelance work across different industries. We talk about the appeal of being your own boss: both the chance to set your own schedule and the resilience this level of personal responsibility can bring.
Companies of the future
Given the market landscape of 2021, what are the conditions for small companies to grow and thrive? The relentless onward march of technology and globalization continues to impact small business. Companies of all sizes can access a more global pool of talent and potential customers. More industries are open to market disruption by small players.
How does resilience affect the workforce?
After touching on different areas of worklife throughout this season of podcasts, Nate and I today are looking at resilience. In this week’s podcast, we first talk about the idea of resilience as “the ability to recover from difficult experiences (and simply the unknown), to adapt, and sometimes to even experience growth.” Throughout history, people’s ability to respond and recover from hard moments has been hugely influential in their overcoming obstacles and achieving success.
Management and Leadership: Are They Different?
As massive change occurs in the workplace, so too have the concepts of “leadership” and “management” continued to evolve to adapt to the modern day. Leadership is commonly understood as the big broad strokes that paint the vision of the organization, while management is responsible for executing this vision in the day-to-day. As my former CEO described to me, the leader announces “there’s the hill we must climb,” and the managers figure out how to get there and ascend to new heights.
When we hire, what's most important to us as employers? What are we looking for?
In the past year, the spread of Covid-19 has dramatically upended both work and college life. Much of the “knowledge economy” workforce has migrated to 100% remote. We had almost 2 feet of snow fall on New York City in the past week. Instead of delayed commutes and trundling through the slush, our work days were basically unchanged.
What is a hackathon and how does it provide a model, whether positive or negative, for the future of work?
Hackathons, which were first developed around the year 2000, realize this new way of working. A group of coders, designers and marketers are sequestered in some kind of space, away from the distractions of daily living - laundry, cooking, sleeping and the like. The team has a common goal to build a new project; work is shared among the group and then hours upon hours are dedicated to designing and coding free from interruptions.
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