I regularly read a blog and I can't figure out why. Scott Galloway is a professor at NYU and writes a blog no mercy/no malice. He is a straight shooter, tells it like it is and is irreverant. Everything is fair game including his profession. For example he writes "Academics and administrators at the top universities have decided over the last 30 years that we’re no longer public servants; we’re luxury goods". Sometimes I find the blog offensive, sometimes interesting, and always entertaining.
So why is it when I see the blog in my inbox it is the first thing I read?
I figured out there are a lot of blogs out there about education, admissions, etc that I just read and nod my head while reading. It is either vague or high level or has everything I already believe in there. Scott's blog on the other hand challenges me. It challenges my assumptions, my beliefs, my ideas of the future. His blog can get me to change my mind or double down on a belief. The understanding of why I love his blog so much came to me in a quote today from Adam Grant (professor at Wharton)
"Sometimes the perspectives that challenge our thinking are the ones that teach us the most. The point of learning is not to affirm our beliefs. It's to evolve our beliefs."
Sometimes I think we forget to evolve our beliefs and rather focus on just affirming them.
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I live in rural West Virginia, master's level counselor/therapist with lots of experience and great references, but no license.
I'm 76 years old: too old to go back to school for 2 years and then do the 3000 hours of supervision. I work remotely for a toxic company; along with others haven't been paid in over 2 months. I love helping my clients but the $$$ issue is eating away at my peace of mind. I've interviewed several places, but lack of licensure is a hurdle. Ideas on how to get out of this trap really appreciated.
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For those who identify as female, what “traditions” exist today within the world of work that need to be removed or updated?
For background, I'm a cisgender white male looking to find ways to become a stronger ally through action and priviledge.
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Any advice on how to generate writing samples for a content writer position if you are transitioning from another career path?
(I am a transitioning English teacher, so I have plenty of writing experience, but nothing that would be suitable for a writing sample.)
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Why is that we are not allowed to bring up salary until after offer acceptance, but yet companies can ask what the range is that we are looking for right in the application?
How is that legal? If it's not a numerically required field, what is the best verbiage for how to get around it?
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Looking for remote Data Analyst opportunities!
I've recently acquired Tableau Data Analyst certification and am looking to expand my professional career with a new role.
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I have a bossy coworker (male) who has usurped by (female) boss's authority previously, and attempted to do it again today.
He has derailed work meetings by questioning me, and my boss doesn't interfere or interrupt at all. She didn't question his previous action, which basically took a job duty away from me and appropriated it for himself. I asked her about it, and whether it was permanent. She indicated (vaguely) that it wasn't, but she didn't seem too worried about it. It was his area of expertise, so I let it go. If he wants to reduce my workload, I'll just spend that time posting to FGB!
He sent an email today, cc'ing her, and gave me some orders outside of his wheelhouse. I spent at least an hour writing a draft that detailed my level of knowledge and how I didn't need to do what he insisted on, then decided to simply say I'll do whatever our boss says in a reply-all response.
The other email would have been sent to my boss's boss and someone else in the organization who supervises my stakeholders, and the supervisor of my stakeholders.... and I wanted to cc' others as well.
But I felt that would have been a jerk move response to a jerk move.
I'm proud of myself for standing up for myself and keeping it brief, but now I know I really need to discuss it with my boss, and she doesn't have time for this nonsense.
What would your next step be, hive mind?