Chaos Theory: A Primer
  • Chaos Theory, which started taking shape in the last century, states that random, trivial stuff has many connected elements which impact the surroundings in unpredictable ways, creating complex systems and effects.
  • It can be applied to climate change, psychology, human behaviour and various mental models.
  • It is the antithesis of predictable, linear progression that many wrongly assume to be inevitable.

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How ‘Chaos Theory’ Can Help You Get Ahead in Your Career

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  • The key aspects of Chaos theory are that change will happen, and the future cannot be predicted with accuracy.
  • Many components can impact our careers: The economy, new technologies, our own values, our environment among other things.
  • By understanding Chaos theory, we can have flexible long-term goals, and be calm and resilient during unexpected setbacks, changes and obstacles.
  • We should find opportunities for growth, learning and development in the things we encounter in our career path.

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  • Avoid being fixed to one single career path.
  • Learn transferable skills that can be beneficial to you in any sector.
  • Network with maximum people to get new opportunities, insights and perspectives.
  • Expect change, being aware that the world is chaotic by its very nature.
  • Embrace all kinds of challenges.
  • Recognize that you are a part of a huge and complex system of connected elements.

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Robert Greene - Author

“A hustler has to deal with danger and risk. It’s part of the game. You cannot control it all, nor would you want to. Chaos, unknown factors are not something to be anxious about.”

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