Two career approaches

Identify what you need to do to get the role, and only do that. This is effective in a low volatility, fixed returns situation, e.g. becoming a doctor.

Build a portfolio of skills and identify a market for them. This is the effectuation approach. It doesn’t require planning, is considerably more volatile, but does not cap the potential rewards (tangible and intangible).

[This article is part of the Innovation Snippets series]

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