Recently, I was fortunate enough to sit down and chat with Sachin and Adam, from The Sachin & Adam Show and share my journey in starting a business while at Law school and how I thought through the decision to not pursue a traditional career pathway to instead pursue entrepreneurship.
In the interview, I share:
(1) Why hybrid jobs are the fasting growing segment of roles and how building an E-shaped skills framework (instead of the traditional T-framework) is the key to career resilience, flexibility and long term success 🤔
(2) How career choices that seek to maximise optionality (e.g. consulting, banking, law) cap your upside and lead to ongoing deferral of decision making 🤯
(3) The distinction between job risk and career risk, and how to think about your career through placing career bets 🃏
(4) Why I didn’t apply for any clerkships in the final year of my law degree and instead started a business 😮
(5) How to make career decisions when you graduate university, why the industry you’re in matters most for growth, and the impact of your first manager on your career 💪
Listen to the episode here:
- Listen on Apple Podcasts
- Listen on Spotify
- Listen on Google Podcasts
- Listen to AnchorFM
- Watch on Youtube
- We discuss an article I wrote called ‘The Tyranny of Optionality (or Why You Shouldn’t Become a Consultant”
- Recommended Book – Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
- 2nd Recommended Book – Caesar – Life of a Colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy
- Recommended Podcast – Hardcore History
- An example of what a T-shaped skills framework for your career looks like is here.
A big thanks to Adam and Sachin for the opportunity to share my story on The Sachin & Adam Show.