Be your own career architect

Made a career talk to a group of university students recently and some of the key ideas interested them a lot (e.g. how to build their personal branding on the web). On the other hand, not many of them asked follow-up questions. It’s not a big surprise though, as most of the youngsters nowadays simply don’t care about asking questions, instead they care about their “images” – i.e. they think asking question is stupid and they don’t want to look stupid. They also somehow believe they can find all the answers to all the questions on earth from their peers and Google …

It reminds me one phrase from Chinese about the word “Knowledge” –

Knowledge in Chinese

This phrase composed of two Chinese characters … basically, the first character means “learn”, and the second character means “ask”. In essence, “Knowledge” in Chinese is “Learn to ask”. So … when will our students learn / know how to ask ?

Update 1: (2010-July-16) The slide is just featured as one of the slidedecks in’s career channel !!

Anyway, here is the slidedeck …

Did you know … shift happens ?

Two very good set of slides … “Did You Know” is a set of slide about the globalization and America’s future in 21st century. And “Shift Happens” is a stylization of same set of slides. Two different approaches but same important message. Enjoy !!

“Did you know” by Karl Fisch, a teacher from Colorado.

“Shift Happens” by Jeff Brenman, a graduate from NorthWestern University.