About “transferable skills” & career changes

About “transferable skills” & career changes

Let’s talk about changing careers and this idea of “transferrable skills”. Many people who want to change careers feel stuck. They’ve been told they have to take stock of their transferable skills because, the reasoning goes, you need to know what you can do so...
Where’s your sailboat?

Where’s your sailboat?

I watched the movie “Nomadland” the other night. Frances McDormand stars as a down-on-her-luck itinerant worker who travels the country, living in her beat-up van and trying to survive. She meets many others in the same situation. (The film features real-life...
Ikegai is not what you think

Ikegai is not what you think

Western culture has a habit of oversimplifying Eastern philosophy. Case in point: the Japanese concept of “ikegai” meaning “reason for being”. If you’ve heard of Ikegai you’ve probably seen a Venn diagram with ikegai at the center. Popular lore is that we...
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