I realise that my last blog mentioned the online business-networking tool LinkedIn, so I wouldn’t want to keep mentioning it in every blog, but I recently saw a great article featuring Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, giving his own advice on building a career.
Hoffman was also behind the online payment service PayPal and so he is a great example of an entrepreneur who has created successful businesses – and also failed – and now has some wise words on what work looks like in the modern world.
One of his key points is that individuals need to behave more like entrepreneurs. Even a person in a safe and steady job may find that their world is shaken when the entire industry is shaken apart. How will the academic world adjust in future to the growth of online education? Maybe it doesn’t feel like a threat today, but then…
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