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Be prepared to change your career (Part 3) Strive Masiyiwa 

Be prepared to change your career (Part 3)

Always invest in the “tools of your trade. Shortly after I completed my engineering degree in the UK, I had to go to work in a manufacturing facility in England to get “practical experience” as they called it. The technicians, many who’d been there for many years, had certain routines from which I picked up some real “life experiences and practices.” It’s always amazing what important principles you can take away, even if you go on to do something completely different in life. # Have pride in your tools. Every…

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Be prepared to change your career (Part 2) Strive Masiyiwa 

Be prepared to change your career (Part 2)

Experience alone is not enough. In a few weeks, I will be 56 years (young). I have been working for more than 33 years (old). By all measures, you might say I’m experienced. But what does this mean in the age of constant change, in which I must change my career (the way I do my job) every five years? Either I change the way I do my job, or my job changes, or it might disappear altogether! In fact, when you get to my age or older and all…

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Prepare to Change Your Career [Part 1] Strive Masiyiwa 

Prepare to Change Your Career [Part 1]

Imagine a new world, beyond what you see and know today! As the New Year approaches, let’s start planning ahead. Look around you, what do you see? I’ll say that time and again. Now is the time to start preparing for the future, because it’s already here! Are you ready? The other day in New York I took a ride in an Uber (by now you already know what that is, so I won’t explain) and struck up a conversation with the driver. “So how long have you driven for…

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