Second Stage

What is Second Stage?

Careers are like rockets. You fuel up during your formative years, hit ignition, and blast off!

In the good old days, one rocket was all you needed. You could point yourself in a generally good direction, and keep going till you retired.

In today’s fast changing world, one rocket only takes you so far. When that happens, you must make a decision: do nothing and just go where the wind takes you, or refuel, point yourself towards a new destination, and fire up your Second Stage!

The Backstory

My personal journey of career reinvention started in 2019. After twenty productive years at a large multinational company, I felt that it was time to take a strategic break and reinvent myself.

Since then, I have experienced a lot and learned a lot. I have been helped by many people – old friends as well as new – who have shared their knowledge and insights freely, with no expectation of anything in return. And through this process, I have discovered a whole new world of opportunities.

This site is my way of paying it forward and helping others who are exploring career change. I hope it will encourage them to take their own first steps towards reinvention.

Second Stage: The Career Reinvention Podcast

In this podcast, I share my playbook for career change and interview people who have reinvented themselves in unique ways.

You can subscribe via your favorite podcast app. You can also listen to the episodes directly at Buzzsprout.

Can Old Dogs Learn New Tricks?

The career landscape is changing fast. Are you keeping up?

Do you manage your career like an investment?

Have you been looking for a job? Should you?

Are you ready to start your second life?

The world is changing fast. Are you keeping up?

You’re amazing. Does anyone know?

Are all your eggs in one basket?

Resources to Broaden Your Opportunity Space

How are you staying current on what is going on in the world today? How are you making new connections and learning new things? How are you finding new opportunities?

Here are some of the things I am exploring right now.

News: TheFactual | Morning Brew | Dealbook

Insights: The Generalist | No Mercy No Malice | CB Insights | Bankless

Podcasts: Bankless | All In | Pivot | Where It Happens

Small Business Ideas: @SMB_Attorney | @franchisewolf | Microacquire

Small Business Ideas: @SMB_Attorney | @franchisewolf | Microacquire

Fractional / Freelance work: TechCXO | Toptal | Braintrust

Hourly Consulting: Guidepoint | Alphasights | GLG

Interesting Threads / Tweetstorms / Podcast Episodes

The 5 level framework for making it

The $70 trillion wealth transfer that you can benefit from

The beauty of enough

Check back soon for more content!

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