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None Of Us Know What We Want

None Of Us Know What We Want
What interests people? What do I like? Common questions that one doesn't simply find an answer to. Let me introduce you to my mini thesis in addressing this problem. Tech companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook are constantly creating products and services that makes us feel hooked.


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The ideal solution is to find balance between thinking and doing:

  • Extreme thinkers can think about enhancing themselves to become the best at what they already do.
  • Extreme doers are advised to do random activities, learning new skills, exposing oneself to unpredictable situations and pushing oneself out of the comfort zone.

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    Thinker Vs Doer

    Thinker Vs Doer
    • Extreme thinkers don't have behavioral data (experience) to know specifics and to make a good choice; they keep trying different things, but for a short amount of time.
    • Extreme doers are stuck in an activity for a long time and lack the analytical skills to use behavioral data towards assessing situations. 

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    Present-Oriented Approach

    Our approach towards our life is always future-oriented. The trick is to change it to a present-oriented approach. Instead of asking "What do I like to do?", you need to ask yourself "what am I doing right now?"

    • By questioning yourself from a high-level perspective you are not able to evaluate specific aspects of your likeness and preferences.
    • By asking yourself about the present moment, and making it an ongoing process, you are able to do your best to steer yourself in the right direction, every waking minute.

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      72% of employers

      ...feel that critical thinking is key to their organization’s success.

      But only half of those surveyed said their employees actually show this skill.

      Traits employers seek in critical thinkers

      • They read between the lines: they cross-examine evidence and logical argument;
      • They dig deeper;
      • They're skeptical: they don't jump on the first good idea they find;
      • They come prepared: they know that real problems occur and are agile enough to find ways to solve them creatively.

      The Typical Job Interview Process

      1. Screening call or on-site interview: lengthy when done by HR and short when it’s someone technical, also not a good time to fire all your questions.
      2. Technical interview: ...

      Questions For Your Screener

      Have an introduction and a concise story to tell about your work history. Stack questions are mostly inappropriate here but you can ask the following:

      1. What is the hiring process? Be suspicious if they are asking for too much in one of the steps.
      2. Tell me about the tech team. Find more about the company’s hierarchies and the people who compose them.

      Asking Questions On The Technical Interview

      Prepare well for this. At the end of the meeting, they should ask if you have questions and you can ask as many as you need to help you decide to work there or not. You can use that to build rapport if the interview was a little off.

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      A new playbook

      Growth evangelists are right when they state that severe lockdowns produce a parallel human misery of unemployment, looming bankruptcies, and extreme financial anguish. Yet, opening the economy too...

      The false choice

      “Save the economy or save lives” is a false choice.
      A group of economists published a paper on the 1918 flu outbreak. Their findings revealed:

      • Early and aggressive interventions saved lives and triggered a faster rebound, such as job growth and banking assets.
      • Without a healthy population, there can be no healthy economy.

      The hope is for a deep, short recession, to show that people have shut the economy down to limit the spread of disease.

      A living wage

      Asking millions of able-bodied workers to stop working creates a crisis of unemployment.

      During this time, the U.S. is expanding unemployment benefits and are also delaying tax filing. In northern-European countries, the government is directly paying businesses to maintain their payrolls to avoid mass layoffs and furloughs.