Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Week 38, 2023

The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.
The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.

So, let’s go with some discoveries from the week!

#1 – Disrupt Yourself: Four Principles For Finding the Career Path
#2 – Why You Should Build a “Career Portfolio” (Not a “Career Path”)
#3 – How to Remember What You Read


Disrupt Yourself: Four Principles For Finding the Career Path

Source: Harvard Business Review
Author: Whitney Johnson

Disruptive innovation has been a pioneering concept in business since 1995. 

Johnson, a founding partner at Clay Christensen’s investment firm, explains how you can apply disruptive thinking—responsible for the success of many products, companies, and even countries—to your own career. 

Using the stories of highly successful personal innovators, including herself, she articulates four principles of self-disruption.

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Why You Should Build a “Career Portfolio” (Not a “Career Path”)

Source: Harvard Business Review
Author:  April Rinne

Building a career portfolio is a way to broaden your professional identity and career focus. It is a new way to think about, talk about and craft your professional future in order to navigate the ever-changing world of work with purpose, clarity, and flexibility. 

It includes skills, experiences and talents that can be mixed, matched and blended and includes traditional paid jobs as well as freelance roles, volunteering, community service and hobbies. Curating your portfolio is more than professional development, it is how you design your life. It gives you greater ownership of your career, as it cannot simply be taken away. 

It also helps you to be proactive, learn and contribute in ways that a traditional career path would not. Telling a good portfolio narrative requires understanding how the different things in your portfolio enhance one another.

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How to Remember What You Read

Source: FS
Author:  FS Editorial

This article provides readers with strategies for getting more out of what they read. It emphasizes the importance of active reading, preparing before reading, taking notes, marking up the book, making mental links, and quitting books if necessary. 

Additionally, the article suggests that readers should apply what they’ve learned, make their notes searchable, and reread books in order to form lasting memories.

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