– Dalai Lama
– Patrick Courtin, International Negotiations
A few weeks before my graduation from the MBA, I set up the opportunity to have a quick lunch with my Negotiations professor, another nerd I dearly admired. While we spent most of the time navigating his career choices so that I can be guided with mine, we were also able to stir the discussion to a topic of our mutual interest–Entrepreneurship.
“When it comes to setting up your own company, the right time is when you’ve met these three essential partners for your founding team: a passionate products guy, a persuasive sales person, and a stingy numbers kid.”
I found this useful video from Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Career Services on strategies for surviving a career pivot. I believe this is timely considering it fits my context–being a generalist who has been hopping from one career to another. It also highlights valuable insights on how to transition, and the value of pro-bono consulting/project work in making ourselves attractive to prospective employers.