Second Stage

Careers are like rockets. We fuel up during school and college, hit ignition, and take off!

For many people, one rocket is enough. They point themselves in a generally good direction, and keep going till they retire.

For others like me, and perhaps you, one rocket only takes us so far. And when that happens, we must make a decision. Should we do nothing and just go where the wind takes us? Or should we refuel, point ourselves towards a new destination, and fire up our Second Stage?

This site is for people who are exploring career change. It is based on learnings along my own journey of reinvention.

The Three Step Playbook for Career Reinvention

Are you a mid-career professional who wants to execute a career change? Are you stuck at the starting line, paralyzed by fear, not knowing how to take the next steps? This book can help you get started. It is based on the approaches I used to execute my own personal journey of change and reinvention. Are you ready to jump in?

Now available on Amazon.

Career Management in the 21st Century

The world is changing fast. Mid-career professionals who wish to thrive in today’s dynamic environment must change how they operate. Below are some articles I wrote on this topic. I also ran a seminar on this topic for the Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association.

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?

Do you have a good exit plan?

Are you thriving (or just surviving)?

Learning Resources

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 | Exec Sum

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

Podcasts: Bankless | All In | Pivot | Land of the Giants | Freakonomics Radio

Small Business Ideas: @SMB_Attorney | @franchisewolf | Microacquire

Fractional / Freelance work: TechCXO | Toptal | Braintrust

Hourly Consulting: Guidepoint | Alphasights | GLG

Another way to get exposed to the latest ideas and find interesting projects is to join angel investing syndicates. Check out Angellist to get started.

Interesting Threads

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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