Friday, January 20, 2012

To Find Happiness, Forget About Passion

The economy has changed the job market. How can one prepare for a career? "Forget about finding your passion. Instead, focus on finding big problems," proposes Oliver Segovia in a Harvard Business Review blog post. He challenges today's students, recent graduates, and job hunters to consider "what you can do and how you can be a valuable contributor." There are many big problems from which to choose, including "climate change, sustainability, poverty, education, health care, technology, urbanization in emerging markets," to name a few. What problem would you like to help solve? How can you go about choosing one? Segovia suggests:
  • Stay in touch with current issues. "Get out of the office [or classroom] and volunteer."
  • "Look into problems that affect you in a very personal way." 
  • "Connect with people working on big problems." 
  • "Take time off and travel," not just to typical tourist sites.
[ Read more at Harvard Business Review. ]

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tatum’s Work in ‘100 Best’ Business Books

A 2007 book by Doug Tatum, holder of the Wright Chair of Entrepreneurship at MTSU, “No Man’s Land: What to Do When Your Company is Too Big to Be Small but Too Small to Be Big,” is included in the recently updated edition of “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time.” (article)

- Murfreesboro Post (Jan. 12, 2010)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012