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(112) Peter Thiel EDUCATES College Professor who asks: "What's your problem with higher education?" - YouTube
education bubble // what good is higher education? investment? consumption? an insurance not to be left behind? then why is insurance so expensive *if it were insurance, then meritocracy claim is invalid bc you take out future earning to get a step higher on the ladder? competitive tournament to pay an entry fee (excluding people)?
education  bubble  policy  UK  USA  student  debt  loan  competition  competitive  competitiveness  neoliberal  neoliberalism  Capitalism  globalisation  globalization  leftbehind  left-behind  poverty  trap  Precariat  working  poor  social  income  mobility  ladder  meritocracy  meritocratic  Peter  Thiel 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
I sold sex to fund my unpaid internships. Poor kids are still battling the class gap | Paris Lees | Opinion | The Guardian
Granularitaet von Lebenslaeufen. Ossi diskrimination (monitor) in den CEO etagen sind ossis und auch politik nicht angekommen auf bundesebene. privileg always having a leg-up from parents or grandparents. // I remember going on Radio 4 a few years ago, and thinking that all the people I met inside Broadcasting House sounded strange. I couldn’t put my finger on it at first. And then the penny dropped. They sounded like the people on television. The people on the radio. The people you see on the news. The way prime ministers sound. I remember sitting in the car on the way home and realising: “Oh, you’re the people who run everything.”
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
Peter Tauber und die Mini-Jobber : Voll vertwittert - Kommentar - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Angela Merkel wird der Ausfall maßlos ärgern. Es lief ja alles rund bis hierher, nun aber muss sich die Union mit dem Vorwurf der sozialen Kälte herumschlagen. Dass die CDU-Chefin jetzt rasch öffentlich und offensiv auf Distanz zu ihrem schon länger in der Kritik stehenden Generalsekretär geht, damit ist allerdings nicht zu rechnen. Merkel wird die Sache nicht noch größer machen wollen und hoffen, dass der Sturm schnell vorüberzieht.
BTW17  working  poor  Precariat  Minijob  Teilzeit  Werkvertrag  Zeitarbeit  education  policy  welfare  state  social  income  mobility  ladder  inequality  upward  Germany  Angela  Merkel  CDU  neoliberal  neoliberalism  Agenda2010  poverty  trap  Armut  Aufstocker  ALG2  minimum  wage  mindestlohn  Austerity 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
Up to 70% of people in developed countries 'have seen incomes stagnate' | Business | The Guardian
Research by the McKinsey Global Institute found that between 65% and 70% of people in 25 advanced countries saw no increase in their earnings between 2005 and 2014. The report found there had been a dramatic increase in the number of households affected by flat or falling incomes and that today’s younger generation was at risk of ending up poorer than their parents. Only 2% of households, 10 million people, lived through the period from 1993 to 2005 – a time of strong growth and falling unemployment – without seeing their incomes rise.
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july 2016 by asterisk2a
Does The Myth of Meritocracy show us how to alleviate inequality?
No debate about social mobility is complete without reference to the supposedly halcyon days of the 1950s and 1960s. The class fluidity of those decades, however, was not the result of professions becoming more meritocratic. It was caused by an unprecedented rise in the number of middle-class jobs: there was more room at the top. [...] Bloodworth writes that 21st-century society is characterised by a dwindling of professional jobs and more people slipping downwards: there is “more room at the bottom”. [...] Globalisation has created what the economist Robert H Frank calls “winner-takes-all” markets
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july 2016 by asterisk2a
Workers or Shirkers? Ian Hislop's Victorian Benefits
An entertaining, provocative film in which Ian explores the colourful history behind one of the most explosive issues of our times - welfare: who deserves to be helped, and who doesn't. [... ] all hate, no heart. just spreadsheets. at Whitehall, no 11. [...] Benefit Street = victorian freak show/circus of curiosities [...] writing about others, "othering" them. demonising them or putting them on pedestals, making them saints. [...] IDS "a single mother wo aspiration is a product of the system" would correct that, a product of her environment (society) [ie gentrification - poor living w poor door to door. and everyone is looking down on them.].
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
As unicorn startups send customer service gigs to the hinterland, is Silicon Valley exporting its prosperity, or just dead-end jobs?
In the end, only a couple of the San Francisco Lyft staffers decided to go to Nashville. Some scrambled to find new jobs in the company, and the rest got severance and left. Six months later, two people I talked to are still looking for jobs, in a city that boasts a 3.4 percent unemployment rate. “I feel a little burned by this experience,” said one. “There’s just this understanding that if you work for customer service in the tech world you’re not valued. Those are soft skills, and associated with women, they’re not super valued.” [...] With their skills deemed better suited to Nashville, Lyft’s workers can’t help but internalize another message about whether they belong in increasingly Darwinian San Francisco. “It doesn’t make any fucking sense to live in one of the most expensive areas in the country and work in nonprofit development,” one told me.
Another customer service worker I’d talked to from a big software company decided that if she wanted to stick around the Bay Area, it was time to teach herself to code.
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Diskriminierung von Frauen: Immer wieder, bis sich etwas ändert - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ Art can't be divided by sexes ] Kaum ein Mann orientiert sich gerne nach unten. An etwas Unterlegenem. An etwas, das nicht dem Maßstab, siehe oben, entspricht. Fast möchte ich denken, sicher, ich vergleiche mich ja auch nicht mit einem Border Collie, womöglich aus der Sorge, intellektuell schlechter abzuschneiden. Es ist so unendlich langweilig in jede Richtung. Für die denkenden Männer, sich immer anhören zu müssen, was für einer bornierten Spezies sie angehören, für die Weiblichen, die nicht Weißen, die nicht Heterosexuellen, permanent in jedem Detail darauf gestoßen zu werden, dass sie eben nicht der Norm entsprechen. Dass sie weniger wert sind, dass sie nicht genügen. Langweilig. Unmodern. Öde. Ich rede nicht von Bezahlung als Ausdruck der Gleichheit, sondern über Kunst, weil das sowieso keinen interessiert. Ich rede nicht über die 70 Prozent der Welt, in der Frauen in einer Art als Haustier behandelt werden, von der die meisten in Europa nichts ahnen.
Hollywood  Music  Industry  Entertainment  Industry  Oscars  gender  gap  gender  bias  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender-based  discrimination  Patriarchy  boys  club  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  career  ladder  Television 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Talia Jane may have deceived us, but her point stands
ind.pn/1Qc5SxH bit.ly/1KJQjAE bit.ly/1SV92vy bit.ly/1oBBh5k [ 2nd jobs bc first does only cover bills ] Even if Talia was the most frugal millennial in all the land, she’d still be living beyond her means. In the Bay Area, that is shockingly easy to do, thanks in part to companies like her former employer that have driven rents sky-high with no ceiling in sight. Income inequality is a huge problem in this country, especially in the Bay Area. Yelp’s answer to that, by the way, appears to be to just move the lower wage jobs to Phoenix, rather than pay the employees it has in San Francisco more. Charming. //&! https://twitter.com/hankgreen/status/702488056645992449 - women in the workplace ... //&! https://twitter.com/polotek/status/702025499782950912 bootstap yourself
Precariat  working  poor  San  Francisco  Silicon  Valley  Yelp!  customer  service  low  pay  low  income  income  distribution  tax  credit  housing  benefit  commuting  minimum  wage  living  wage  discretionary  spending  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  disposable  income  Millennials  career  ladder  Sector  Jobs  job  creation  financial  literacy  career  advice 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Whiners vs. Winners: 2 Emerging Millennial Mindsets in the Workplace | Inc.com
- Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. - How successful you are depends on how much s--- you're willing to put up with. [...] Today, the current economic situation is testing Millennials' grit. Unfortunately, some are making critical mistakes that are costing them opportunities for advancement. In other cases, like the woman from Yelp, they're even getting fired.
Millennials  job  creation  Service  Sector  Jobs  customer  Precariat  career  advice  career  ladder  working  poor  life  hacker  life  lesson  Casey  Neistat  minimum  wage  disposable  income  discretionary  spending  squeezed  middle  class  San  Francisco  cost  of  living  American  Dream  meritocracy  meritocratic 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Deadpool Trailer EASTER EGGS & REFERENCES - YouTube
its the execs: white straight male patriarchy. min 3:20 - 2not sink 100s into a movie concept that sucks, they made proof of concept 4 the potential movie that could be. which got leaked by hackers. not by Fox Studio nor Blur Studio. So if it wasn't for the hackers, Deadpool would have never gotten the green light for production by the Fox Studio execs. And release in early 2016. "The package was well-received by Fox execs, but the film has since drifted off the radar, despite all parties involved claiming it had not been axed and was still in development limbo." >> & Deadpool creator "To ALL who have enjoyed seeing the DP footage, enjoy it for what it is. Test's are done for films all the time and you have glimpsed process" & "Please just manage expectations, thats all I'm saying in regards to Deadpool. Nothing moves fast in Hollywood.... Except Divergent." - bit.ly/1RLhU65 & test - bit.ly/1VjJk1U &! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadpool_(film) &! Ant-Man bit.ly/1PoPwDv
Hollywood  Patriarchy  diversity  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  Music  Industry  Entertainment  Industry  conglomerate  career  career  ladder 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Grant Shapps resigns over bullying scandal: 'buck stops with me' | Politics | The Guardian
Former party chairman stands down after revelations he knew about bullying allegations against aide almost a year ago [...] he fact that they hang [try to hang on for so long onto the greasy pole] on does no one any favours. It makes them look less dignified. [...] Clarke and others are alleged to have leaned on him to withdraw a complaint, and threatened to ruin his career. [...] [and] threaten him. //&! Revealed: Conservative party chiefs were warned of election aide's bullying. Guardian obtains letter written to Grant Shapps in January demanding action against Mark Clarke, contradicting claims party leaders had not been told - bit.ly/1TazygT //&! Simon Hattenstone investigates the apparent suicide of a 21-year-old activist – and uncovers a brutal world of alleged bullying and ambition, with ex-candidate Mark Clarke at its centre - bit.ly/1kX6lLO //&! Tory chairmen should quit over bullying scandal - activist's father - bit.ly/1NSXJMW
nasty  party  Tories  Conservative  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  general  election  2015  Career  Politicians  Westminster  Toff  Privileged  Establishment  bullying  mobbing  mental  health  well  being  ladder  Oxford  1%  UK  British  Empire  Monarchy  society  No  Representation 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Udacity Marks 1,000 Graduates from Online Education ‘Nanodegrees’ | Re/code
“I direct my work not towards what I’m best at, but where there’s impact,” Thrun said. “If you can build a self-driving car, that’s great. But if you can teach people to build a self-driving car, that’s even better.” // along the lines of great minds with small ideas (yet another consumer-entertainment-escapism product).
MOOC  Udacity  life  hacker  life  lesson  Purpose  intrinsic  motivation  missionary  vision  visionary  e-learning  online  learning  elearning  career  advice  Start-Up  advice  Start-Up  lesson  impact  career  ladder  consumer  product  disruption  disrupting  markets  Silicon  Valley  counter  culture 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Casey Neistat's Guide to Filmmaking - YouTube
learning by doing. practical skills. semi-instant feedback. // tim ferriss and other writers; its about bleeding. putting yourself out ther naked and raw. // storytelling, relating! RELATING! Interestingness. And share it in a way that is interesting (time limit <10min, cut/edit, graphics, mobile friendly (lenght 10min, no fluff, red line from start to finish, IMMER AUF DEM ROTEN FADEN.) // &! here comes everybody // Story is Golden. << The King. Everything else serves the king. //&! EXPERIMENT, TRY, TINKER AROUND WITH THE EDIT. MARGINAL GAINS - youtu.be/nq9yz77r3zA - 5:40 - experience and good judgement does come with practice, practice and practice. And being open to mistakes and failure. They are part of practicing a craft. &! << WALK YOUR OWN PATH TO DISCOVER AND YIELD >YOUR OWN< STYLE *casey neistat - youtu.be/8hr2Isqsxxs - thus become unique. average comes from taking a given path others plotted to teach; 'The Dummies Guide' to editing. storytelling. lighting. cinematography.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
More jobs paying below living wage - BBC News
'Prevalent' low pay The ONS figures show that the proportion of jobs paying below the living wage has grown. In 2014, young adults were most likely to be paid less than the living wage. Some 58% of jobs carried out by 18 to 24-year-olds outside of London and 48% of jobs in this age group in London were paid less than the living wage. In accommodation and food services in 2014, an estimated 65% of jobs paid less than the living wage in London and 70% in the rest of the UK. Northern Ireland had 29% of jobs paying below the living wage, the highest in the country. At the other end of the scale, 19% of jobs in the South East of England, London and Scotland paid below the living wage. [...] "These figures demonstrate that while the economy may be recovering as a whole, there is a real problem with ensuring everyone benefits, and low pay in still prevalent in Britain today."
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Mike Ueberroth - Mobile Uploads
Malala Yousafzai & Kylie Jenner. Both turned 18 recently. One was given a Ferrari and spent thousands on facial modification. The other was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, survived a gun shot to the face by the Taliban due to corruption in her country, and opened a school for Syrian refugees to combat the lack of education for youth around the world. What's upsetting is the media is only covering one of these stories as "breaking news." Share the post to spread real love and inspiration across the youth of the world. Last thing to note, Malala is infinitely more beautiful! **re-posted // hard things are hard for a reason! // what happens to the cognitive surplus what everyone talked about at the turn of the century? its being eaten by consumption pattern - on the mobile homescreen (Entertainment, utility, Gaming, Escapeism, snacking).
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Robert Greene: How to Master Anything and Achieve Greatness by Lewis Howes | Free Listening on SoundCloud
craft a career path that suits ur interest. what are u getting excited abt every day. helps with learning, deep learning! the more passion. the more knee deep u are in. increases ability to learn. // go through apprenticeship, and tour of duty. its skills skills skills. 3, 4, 5, 6, ... live in hyper competitive world (globalisation) // information has to become accumulated, stored, put into action again and again (retrieval). // social intelligence, EQ, forging your own path, // let your work speak for itself, for you. // social intelligence // 10000 hours // you become the product of your education (environment). // Napoleon // we life in a complex world, master your complex field, ideas come to you. philosophers stone. // its about problem solving. its not sexy and glamorous // entrepreneurship is about character, worth more than an ivy league degree // go where you learn most, start-up // u dont want people 2 love u, u have no control over it, it is not needed. its abt skills.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Hey, Advertisers. It's Serena Time! - Bloomberg View
In sports marketing, no one ever got fired for hiring a cute blond female athlete. It is the default choice. This can be, let’s just say it, racist. It’s definitely lookist. But it’s mainly conservative. In advertising, in television, in movies, the tendency is to look backward. Hiring only people who fit past models of success may often not work, but it comes with fewer consequences when it fails than trying something new does. To get all Keynesian about it, “Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally.” [ risking looking like a fool ... vs playing it safe. incrementalism a to b - vs - dreamer/imagination ---- Logic will get you from a to b. Imagination will take you anywhere. Albert Einstein. ---- first break all the rules (book) ---- thus take into account ppls background where they came from/come from. are they trying to play it safe? with their advise? ]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Survivors | Bothsides of the Table
Failure. To most people it smells. People are afraid of it. It’s like cancer or divorce. When you have it you find you who your true friends are because they’re the ones who double down on helping, on being available, on listening, on understanding. Most people run from failure or disease because they’re hard to handle. Hard to know how to deal with. Awkward. But I am attracted to those who have had severe set-backs in life because it tells you something about the mettle of the person with whom you’re dealing. It reminds me of a famous quote in one of my favorite novel’s “Damage” by Josephine Hart “Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.” [...] closed up shop at the very first hurdle. I wouldn’t work with him again. [...] Honor is what I’m looking for. How you failed is significantly more important than if you failed. [play the long-game = relationships, trust, network [ character, live life 4 ur eulogy, not CV, not bank account - nyr.kr/1J5Y13X & bit.ly/1KrTfPT ]
Failure  entrepreneurship  Hustle  culture  Berlin  Start-Up  Scene  life  hacker  life  lesson  philosophy  adversity  pattern  matching  pattern  recognition  bias  confirmation  bias  Venture  Capital  selection  bias  perseverance  of  You  career  advice  career  ladder  courage  character  book  Start-Up  advice  Start-Up  lesson  entrepreneur  long-term  Networking  Gary  Vaynerchuk  ecosystem  community 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
What to Make of Amazon's Work Practices? | Bothsides of the Table
It’s best encapsulated in a famous Jeff Bezos quote, “You can work long, hard or smart, but at Amazon.com you can’t choose two out of three,” [...] Try working at Goldman Sachs, [...] You think it’s different at any of the top consulting firms? [...] You see organizations like these thrive on large pools of some of the country’s best and brightest graduates that trade off 2-5 years of work experience under extreme pressure in exchange for skills, experiences & relationships that will last a lifetime. [Accelerated Learning] [...] Think its a cake walk working @ any of the countries top law firms? [...] Should we do an article on what it’s like to be a medical resident? How abt working in the US military? Chief of Staff for a major political figure? What abt a top athlete in the NFL or NBA or even part of the coaching staff. Think they dont have work/life balance challenges in a field theyve chosen to work in? [#Top 100 of X vs avg white- or blue-collar worker ] [what u optimize for?]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
#mediabuzz | Howard Kurtz | Fox News
Amazon a cyber-sweatshop? SARAH LACY praised the New York Times reporting on Amazon: "When you freak out the tech world, you're a powerful news organization." // "brutally efficient" 'white and blue collar jobs being exposed to the same treatment manual work and service sector jobs have been treated by competition and globalisation (flat and borderless world), for the last +30 years. "it's what you don't say and how it gets interpreted down the line." // Investigative Journalism! NYT (paper), a institution, a stalwart of investigative journalism, reporting, holding companies and people accountable, .... same along the line of bit.ly/1NRsG5N - One overlooked theme emerging from the Times’s Amazon story is the power of the paper itself. // this story underlines, is a data point in time, you can look back on. and say the world went this way such and such // competing on price is the easiest thing to do! the first thing in reach! its about the hard things that actually leverage/multiplier
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
The Stress Special: The Results - Time for a Laugh - Disclosing Mental Health Histories by All inThe Mind
Disclosing your mental health history when you apply for a job // [ :: Equality Act 2010. employer can not ask in interview health related question. You are protected under act if you disclose after job offer. & offer workplace adjustments and support & advice to take notes/audio recording during interview, ask. // CRPD - bit.ly/1PvxTjY &! bit.ly/1KIxyqu UK ‘is first country to face UN inquiry into disability rights violations’ &! bit.ly/1usJo1y // &! bit.ly/1mwAY7b ] // &! bit.ly/1PvvXbb - Should you disclose if you have any mental health problems to your employer? Listeners give their opinion and Seaneen Molloy, author of the Secret Life of a Manic depressive talks about her experiences of going back to work.
mental  health  mental  illness  CV  Resume  career  ladder  career  advice  HR  human  resources  hiring  UK  discrimination 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
[ AMAZON's culture ] by USA TODAY Tech (podcast)
Amazon, Silicon Valley, Unicorns and Decacorns - go go go even for broke. making things happen. winning the category. // vs Google and Facebook are those that won sort of automatically and had not that much internal and external pressure growing up. had not to fight surviving dot.com crash. Facebook sort of became a self-runner despite of its many missteps. Amazon had to fight all the way, and still has to fight because now it faces antitrust on both sides of the Atlantic. That creates, inadvertently, a specific culture that has been cited by personal examples in the NYT piece.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Darwinism At Your Doorstep: Why You Only Care About Amazon Now | TechCrunch
“You either fit here or you don’t,” and that in Seattle the company has a widespread reputation for its toughness. For now, you have a choice whether to work for Amazon. For now, you have options. Amazon is the vanguard of a very scary movement in the tech sector but we’re not all there yet (though some techbros on Twitter seem happy at the thought of Amazon culture catching on). [...] Why do we care suddenly about working conditions when it turns out that white-collar employees are the ones getting shafted? The workers at Amazon fulfillment centers have much less choice and much less power than the marketers and engineers in the Times piece. [...] We’re acting shocked and horrified that Amazon applies what it calls “purposeful Darwinism” to people with MBAs and PhDs, // [ trend, conditions known in service sector job and manual labour sector swapping over into the cushy world of blue-/white-collar worker ] Capitalism regresses toward feudalism.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Reinvention As A Life Skill — BIF Speak — Medium
via bit.ly/1PszoiZ - Reinvention is a life skill, it's a life long journey we’re all embarked on whether we like it or not.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Robert Reich: America is a nation of Amazons - Salon.com
before we celebrate the dawn of a new era, keep two basic truths in mind. First, these new policies apply only to a tiny group considered “talent” – highly educated and in high demand. They’re getting whatever perks firms can throw at them in order to recruit and keep them. “Netflix’s continued success hinges on us competing for and keeping the most talented individuals in their field,” writes Tawni Cranz, Netflix’s chief talent officer. [...] the vast majority of American workers – considered easily replaceable. Employers treat replaceable workers as costs to be cut, not as assets to be developed. Replaceable workers almost never get paid family leave, they get a few paid sick days, and barely any vacation time. [ three tier economy, those that are replacable, those who are somewhat not, and those who you can't easily replace - the 1% - reflective of CEO pay in parts ]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Adulthood Made Easy: Embracing Failure by Panoply Media
Jessica Bacal // everything is learn able ! // writing about your career, failure, life - forms, you own your story, ...
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Why Has Apple Been Poaching Fashion Execs? | Fashion-Tech | BoF
Apple does not fight on Windows nor Google (Android) turf. It created (fact) a new category. Redefined the category of the Gadget, of the Phone. Of the Laptop. Of the Workstation. This (newest phone/better technology) is not just for the Geeks or Nerds. This is a status symbol you are seen with every day (Apple Watch, iPhone, MacBook (2015 version) at the Coffee shop and elsewhere). That person made a deliberate concious or not decision to buy the Apple product at that price. -vs- GNU/Linux or Windows or Android whatever for the same basic utility at a much affordable price. Who ever came up with that should be highlighted in the next Apple Book about Apples chapter post-Jobs.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Mental health background checks: new guidance issued by Home Office | Society | The Guardian
New guidelines to be issued by the Home Office will make clear the factors that must be considered before mental health crises are disclosed in background checks made on people applying to work with vulnerable groups. // Home Office to issue mental health disclosure advice - bbc.in/1EhETv5 // &! Equality at work is still a pipedream for people with mental health problems - bit.ly/1IMwOzG
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
.Net or .Not? | Coder Radio 165 - YouTube
http://unemployable.pen.io/ - 11:55 - When you don't have aCS degree, then don't apply for jobs that outright require a CS degree. Only if it says "or equivalent." And apply more to the smaller companies, than the Googles, MSFTs of this world. // ... Eli Tech Guy ( Eli the Computer Guy - bit.ly/1QbGQ3i ) advised to send your CV/Resume in anyway. See his career advise videos. Also see book; Start-up of You.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Karrierekolumne: Achtenmeyer und die Generation Y - SPIEGEL ONLINE
1) Die Kraft der Netze: 2) Genosse Trend: 3) Der Wurm muss dem Fisch schmecken, nicht dem Angler: Ob private Geschenke oder ganze Geschäftsstrategien - oft genug scheitern sie an der Gleichsetzung der eigenen Maßstäbe mit denen des Gegenübers.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Question: How Do You Get Enough Experience to Apply for Programming Jobs? - YouTube
How jobs are advertised/written out (specs) is wide reaching. You can not be ever the perfect fit for any. HR (it at best qualified technical recruiter) doesn't really know how to communicated that and the manager always likes to have the best possible pool to choose from ... // enough has been written about how hiring/HR/diversity(from lots of vectors, not just gender) IS BROKEN - http://techcrunch.com/search/hiring#stq=hiring&stp=1 // // still there is a problem with ppl without university degrees/college degree (tech) being especially scrutinized (doing not good in interviews) having done 'just' couple of MOOCs/and Certificates "Quereinsteiger." // &! Rejection for Tech Professionals "you can't fail as long as you keep moving forward" - youtu.be/KG_WeQjuseU
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career - YouTube
https://youtu.be/tSCoVPoCt1U?t=3m - figuring out your purpose, or passion or mission in life is really really hard to do. You should either be realizing your dream or figuring out your dream. Figuring out is really hard. To figure it out, is to keep very very busy [doing things, trying out things, experimenting]. But sitting around and trying to figure it out [without the option of failure], will never yield results.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Tech’s Privilege Barrier — The Information
Behind the articles we write about hot startups and funding rounds is a truth that needs a headline of its own: The technology industry is not as meritocratic as it may seem. For this column, I am focusing specifically on entrepreneurs, the people who found companies and beat the odds to turn them into something big. By many measures, the industry is incredibly fair with relatively few barriers to entry. You could, in theory, build the next Snapchat or WhatsApp with a good idea, a laptop and barely any capital. The reality is a little different. Rags to riches tales (like Steve Jobs or WhatsApp’s Jan Koum) get a lot of attention and certainly exist. But the “anyone can make something of himself” narrative ignores the fact that to go from idea to successful company you need a lot of other ingredients, ingredients where privilege helps a lot.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Who wins from workplace flexibility? - BBC News
It has to do with something economists call 'the backward bending supply curve of labour.' As with much of economics, this gymnastic-sounding graphic concept is much simpler than it sounds. On the y-axis is pay: on the x-axis hours worked. At low levels of pay, people have to work long hours to make ends meet. Pay them more, give them more security, and they want more time to themselves. Pay them lots, and they offer fewer hours because they want more leisure time, and the opportunity to spend all that moolah. That's where the curve bends back. [...] A big problem with depending on freelance workers or overtime is that you can't be sure the staff are available when vital services need them. And in a sellers' market for working hours, the trains and the health service find themselves in trouble. ... Workforce planning
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
How to Find Fulfilling Work - YouTube
& we think we are free to choose. but in reality, we only can and have to choose from a set given options to us. // you don't need to ask for permission // the deathbed - eulogy - is the ultimate criteria (to judge) - see David Brooks book 'The Road to Character.'
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
The Fundamental Fallacy of Modern Recruiting | TechCrunch
Engineers in most firms today are also supposed to know at least something about product design, marketing, and customer support for those top-paying enterprise clients. Purely technical roles still exist of course, but they tend to congregate away from consumer and enterprise software into areas such as embedded systems. Interdisciplinary skills may be the hallmark of the modern engineer, but it is precisely that broad and ambiguous skillset that complicates hiring. [...] [HR/Recruiters] have an impossible job looking for these unicorn employees. When we combine the increasing ambiguity of our jobs with the increasing distance of HR recruiters from the actual work taking place, you get everything that is wrong with modern recruiting. [...] [ Founder team should ] take an active role in ensuring that the right employees are being hired. [ And not outsourcing at first chance. ]
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Malcolm Gladwell: The Art of Management - YouTube
Humble & smart. Respect and listen the advice from elders. // No technology is good at everything. // True activism can't be replaces with technology. // VC (Venture Capital, Angel Investor) know they can't predict winners, if they said that, that would be equal to predicting the future. Thus they are optimizing with the data at hand, the past (thus biases are active; pattern matching, selection and confirmation bias etc) by selecting what has come before and was successful. Thus, Female Founders will have it harder. Period. That doesn't even include that on a VC firm there are not Female Partners, so Male Partners asses a woman's idea ...
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Malcolm Gladwell Interview on Genius, Late Bloomers, Criminal Profiling, Intelligence Failure (2009) - YouTube
min10 Networking & making Conversation, "Everyone is interesting. Let them talk abt what they know well & do well. If not u may make them uncomfortable - ur fault. Just ask them the right inquisitive questions." // Career & Life Advice. Stay Humble (humility) & Smart. Overconfidence is the disease of the expert. Titans of Wall Street believed in such command that they were risk averse & believed never 2 fail (black swan, blind spot). Overconfidence & arrogance is a psychological problem of success. // Also, learning from experience, the elders, is so important ie 2015, Unicorns in Silicon Valley with burn rates greater than during the dot. com bubble & the youngsters do not listen 2 have plan b & c in their desk drawer as Bill Gurly mentioned in his 2015 SXSW talk w Gladwell. bc "U only learn certain things when youve been humbled." // 23:35 its not about IQ (intelligence), its abt environment & culture! Nature vs Nurture (Peers Cohort). + Innovation by Late Bloomers + Taleb
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Debating the English Major: ‘It’s Not Just About Getting a Job’ - At Work - WSJ
Technical majors provide training that links directly to job skills but the benefits of majoring in humanities often aren't realized until later in life, says Anthony P. Carnevale.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Everything I've Done in My Career Has Terrified Me | Aasif Mandvi | LinkedIn
My favorite quote is by Mother Teresa. She is believed to have said: “I do what I do, because there is a Hitler inside of me.” I love that quote because it sums up the human condition. It’s about integrating your dark and your light, it’s about doing battle with the thing in yourself that terrifies you the most, or the thing that you hate about yourself. So the only thing I can say about success is that perhaps we need to stop looking for happiness, money, fame, love, status and recognition and instead go find “the Hitler” inside of ourselves and spend the rest of our lives trying to wrestle him to the ground. If you succeed, you might feel successful, but most probably you will be too old for anyone to care.
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Staying Relevant In A Rapid Innovation Era | TechCrunch
At the same time, development has never played a more critical role in driving an organization’s progress. Success requires developers and their teams to adapt fast. Below are strategies for navigating this complicated, sink-or-swim world of development [...] Invest in Retraining Yourself [...] Lynda.com, Function Space, Udemy, Codeacademy, Code School are all good options. A little bit of training and practice a few times a week will go a long way. [...] Keep Notes [ Documentation ] [...] Read StackOverflow. StackOverflow is the only game in town for asking development-related questions, and it contains a gold mine of information for developers. [...] Put Your Hobby Code on GitHub
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
Misemployment - YouTube
see also book Vagabonding/Vagabond and Tim Ferriss Potcast with author Potts << "when I retire, I do X." // "How to Find Fulfilling Work" fulfilment, meaning, satisfaction of work --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veriqDHLXsw --- know thy self is a path, a process. a journey. tasting along the way. courage. don't ask for permission.
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
▶ BBC Documentary: Who Gets the Best Jobs? - YouTube
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00yb5kv Internships (Work Experience) = Working for free can not many afford, the least can afford it. Internship gets u access to 'high barrier to entry' jobs that run a country, economy, the upper echelons of the economy. Add student loan + living expenses to get a compatible & competitive degree, which not everyone can afford. It's barrier after barrier. Add 'people you know', family connections as another barrier. Hourglass society; those have a education qualification (academic route) and those who have a vocational education (ie apprentice ship). 80's was the fork in the road (de-industrialization period of UK / start of globalization). In the UK ur earning power is determined 50% by what family you were born into (start in life) & the other by your work effort. Fairness & Aspiration go together. Scandinavia much better. http://gu.com/p/3jj7n http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Milburn
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november 2013 by asterisk2a

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